This week on the program we look at proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, including “independent assessments,” which if implemented would require people with disabilities to see medical assessors they do not know for a one off, non-appealable appointment which would determine whether they are able to access the scheme and if so, what support they can receive.
We hear from Ajar Sana from the Disability Justice Network on the work the network does and the intersections of ableism, colonialism and white supremacy.
First though, we speak with disability advocate and writer El Gibbs about the proposed independent assessments and why they have received so much push back from people with disabilities.
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Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, Iris Lee and Priya Kunjan & Scheherazade Bloul