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Friday, 7 December 2012

Bi-partisan support for NDIS reported after Federal-NSW agreement on funding

Further news on the funding and full implementation of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, includes a commitment from the current Federal Opposition to honour yesterday's agreement:

The Council of Australian Governments meets in Canberra today, with the NDIS on the agenda.

COAG Communique – 7 December 2012 (Every Australian Counts)
Our political leaders all met in Canberra today for the 34th COAG meeting. Top of the list of agenda items was the NDIS, after NSW yesterday became the first state to agree to a funding arrangement with the Commonwealth.

Unfortunately, the other states did not today follow suit.

However, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT all signed bilateral agreements with the Commonwealth that confirm the operational and funding details for the roll-out of the NDIS in each launch site. This is a good step forward.

You can read the full COAG December Communique to see what our political leaders had to say.

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