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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

Office of the Hon. Bill Shorten MP
Minister for National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services
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From: Bob Buckley (Co-convenor) <>
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2024 11:54 AM
To: Shorten, Bill (MP) <>
Cc: Falkingham, Rebecca <>; McKenzie, Corri <>; WHITE, Daniel <>
Subject: 40 hours of therapy for some (autistic) children

Dear Mr Shorten

please find attached a reports prompted by your comments at the Press Club, and previous comments from NDIS CEOs, about families wanting 40 hours of therapy for their children.

Please consider this information carefully. And please ensure appropriate action is taken.


Bob Buckley
Co-convenor, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)

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20230519RE_claims_of_request_for_40_hours_of_EIBI_ABA_[SEC=OFFICIAL].pdf (163.17 KB) 163.17 KB