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Monday, 13 February 2012

National Disability Insurance Scheme progress stalled at COAG meeting

Stepehn Lunn and Sue O'Reilly report in today's Australian that last Thursday's Council of Australian Governments' meeting on the NDIS did not go well:

PROGRESS towards a no-fault national disability insurance scheme has stalled amid a standoff between the Gillard government and two state Coalition governments over whether start-up funding will be allocated in the May federal budget.

A meeting of federal and state disability ministers in Canberra last Thursday ended in acrimony and stalemate after federal Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin rejected Victorian and NSW ministers' demands for a guarantee in the federal budget, and confidential advice on how much is to be allocated. ... read on

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