Assisting Indigenous Australians in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands to Benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Assisting Indigenous Australians in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands to Benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Report

  • Author(s): Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council,
  • Published: 2015

Abstract: This is the final report for the project: ‘Provision of Services in Relation to Assisting Indigenous Australians in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands to Benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)’ project and therefore focusses on the launch site in South Australia; that is, children of a specific age group in the APY Lands. Discussions with community members proceed at a pace that is dictated by people living in community and their lifestyle and priorities, rather than operating in accordance with Government deadlines. “I would like people with disability to say that the NDIS has helped them live the life they choose. Whether that be increased independence, being in a better position to pursue education or employment, or simply being able to participate more fully in the community.” Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services: Interview for the NDIS News, 5 December 2013. It is important to bear in mind that the life Anangu choose to live is not necessarily the life that mainstream service providers would advocate. For Anangu the opportunity to live on Country among family members overrides the desire for less crowded, more hygienic living conditions, access to facilities and even an increased quality of medical and day-to-day care.

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Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council,, 2015, Assisting Indigenous Australians in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands to Benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Report, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2600.

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