Minister Rishworth: autism-related issues and concerns

By convenor |

Subject:meeting request - autism-related issues and concerns

Date:Mon, 4 Mar 2024 12:13:40 +1100

From:Bob Buckley (Co-convenor) <>

Dear Minister Rishworth

please find attached a letter from our disability representative organisation (DRO) for autism requesting a meeting to discuss our serious concerns about policies and programs for autistic Australians.

I look for to your response. If you have any questions, I can be reached via email or mobile 0418677288.

Minister Shorten: 40 hours of therapy for some (autistic) children

By convenor |

Subject:RE: 40 hours of therapy for some (autistic) children [SEC=OFFICIAL]
Date:Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:52:08 +0000
From:Minister Shorten <> <>
CC:Minister Shorten <>

Good morning  Mr Buckley

Thank you for your email below dated 25 February 2024, received in Minister Shorten’s office 26 February 2024.

Kind regards

Actuarial student's issues with autism

By convenor |

An actuarial student at the ANU has been writing adversely about autism and the NDIS. 

A4 expressed concerns that some of the mainstream media was linking her work to the NDIS. The NDIS indicated that

She does not represent the views of the agency and we are in contact with her to ensure she is clear in any future work with ANU that her views are her own.

A4's communication with the NDIS can be seen below.