When markets are growing and investment is high, of course you are going to find a buzz of interest and activity. But when you’re talking about a national government-supported scheme, bees around a honey-pot can suddenly transform into snouts at the trough of public funds. A troubling scenario.

We’ve seen this before, haven’t we? We know how badly it can end, in Royal Commissions and worse.

I don’t want to be known as a critic of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It promises so much positive progress for our brothers and sisters with disabilities. I want to keep flying that NDIS flag of choice and control! And of course the flag that flies over everything we do at NOVA: Employment First.

But I’m worried.

‘People with disability can’t work.’ Not true.

‘People with disability don’t want to work.’ Not true.

‘People with disability should be protected in sheltered workshops.’ Not true!

Where do these ridiculous notions come from?