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support people in exercising this choice and control, and to help them make informed choices.
An NDIS will ensure people are no longer “shut out” from opportunities and from independence by providing the appropriate and necessary supports that allow people with disability to reach their full potential.
It will nurture and sustain the support of families, carers and friendship groups—the very communities of support that are critical to improving the lives of people with disability.
And it will include a comprehensive information and referral service, to help people with a disability who need access to mainstream, disability and community supports.
A National Disability Insurance Scheme will give all Australians the peace of mind to know that if they have or acquire a disability that leaves them needing daily assistance with everyday life, or if they care for someone who has a disability, that they will be supported.
I would go also to Mr Hanson’s debate comments earlier today. Mr Hanson suggests that politics are about priority. If politics are about priority, we could go and have a look at the Liberal Party website—the Canberra Liberals website. The first priority there is to donate money. The second priority there in their story is about running on empty over petrol stations. They then talk about ACTEW. But I am very pleased to see that Mr Doszpot’s motion does get—
Mr Doszpot: How is this relevant to the motion?
MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Stop the clock, please. Sit down, Mr Gentleman.
Mr Hanson: On a point of order on relevance, the Speaker has ruled that there is a broad-ranging debate occurring here, Madam Deputy Speaker, but an analysis of the Liberal Party’s website has very little to do with the establishment of a specific autism school in the ACT. I ask that you bring the member to order and make him be relevant to the debate.
MR GENTLEMAN: On the point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.
MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: On the point of order, Mr Gentleman.
MR GENTLEMAN: I was just about to get to the discussion on the debate today on the Liberal Party’s website. It is discussed there. I was just about to say that the priority that is in place—
Mr Smyth interjecting—
MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Smyth.
Mr Smyth: Point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The minister—the member admits he is out of order. Sorry, you will never be a minister; I had forgotten about that. The member admits he has been out of order for almost three-quarters of his