Tasmanians living with disability have
the right to make their own choices,
to live independently, to feel valued
and to be contributing members
of our community.
For too long, people living with disability have
faced barriers to achieving these rights.
Discrimination and an underfunded, over-stretched disability support system have held back their capacity to be connected to their communities.
The Greens in government introduced a new rights-based Disability Services Act and helped to deliver the long-awaited National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to Tasmania.
A Greens Human Services Minister worked cooperatively within government, with the disability sector, people living with disability, their families and Carers, and the Commonwealth to launch the NDIS in 2013.
This will transform the lives of around 1000 young Tasmanians, aged 15–24, giving them greater opportunities to achieve their hopes and dreams.
Over the next six years, an extra $134 million in State funds will go into providing extra support to people who have gone without for too long.
And, the full NDIS will be in place in 2019, enabling and empowering more than 10,000 Tasmanians living with disability.
The NDIS will create jobs. Jobs for people living with disability who just need a little extra support and jobs for people who will provide that support.
Greens in government – working cooperatively to change lives for the better.