National Disability Insurance Scheme update

Posted - February 2013 in HSPRF News

NSW announces full rollout

 

NDIS: full funding and full rollout in NSW locked in.

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NSW will become the first state to introduce the National Disability Insurance Scheme in full after Prime Minister Julia Gillard and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced a funding agreement for the scheme.

 

NSW and the Commonwealth will each contribute about 50 per cent of the costs involved for the NDIS in that state. Read more

 

A spokesperson for Every Australian Counts said, “Only when there is a funding agreement for the NDIS in every state and territory will we truly be on our way towards making sure all Australians with a disability, their families and carers receive the support they need, when they need it”.

 

Laws governing the NDIS

Submissions have now closed to give feedback on the laws that will govern the NDIS. 1,400 submissions Australia-wide were made to the inquiry. Read more

 

Every Australian Counts

This organisation has now reached a significant milestone of 150,000 members. This 150,000-strong force of Australians are demanding change for the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. Join now and add your voice at www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au

 

 

 

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