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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Gillard Makes NDIS a Priority After Leadership Victory

From ProBono News, today: 

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pledged to make the National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, a priority following her resounding leadership victory in Canberra yesterday.
After the 71 to 31 vote win against Kevin Rudd, Gillard told the media that putting the framework in place for a National Disability Insurance Scheme as one of her main goals.
"As we build great new vehicles of fairness, like a National Disability Insurance Scheme, I'm impatient to get on with that work," Gillard said. "I will be getting on with that work today. We haven't got a day to lose."
However, the Prime Minister conceded that while she is very committed to building a National Disability Insurance Scheme she said she is not underestimating the complexity of the funding arrangements around the scheme ... read on here.

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