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Monumental Triumph in $6 billion NDIS Funding Agreement



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Thursday 6 December 2012

Monumental Triumph in $6 billion NDIS Funding Agreement

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) congratulates the Commonwealth and NSW Governments in successfully landing the agreement on how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be fully funded for people with disability in NSW. Both Governments have agreed to share the cost of implementing the scheme in pledging over $3 billion each. This agreement will see approximately 140,000 people in NSW receive the support they require when the scheme rolls out in full in 2018.

“We welcome this bipartisan announcement by the Prime Minister and Premier O’Farrell which will mean that thousands of people with disability will be celebrating tonight across NSW,” says PWDA President Craig Wallace.

“People have been asking how do we fund this – I think NSW has just provided an answer and shown that the NDIS is above politics and that we can move beyond the usual COAG arguments on this important issue of rights and fairness for people with a disability.”

“We now call on the leaders of States and Territories across Australia to follow suit and lock in full ongoing funding for the NDIS along with the Australian Government.”

People with Disability Australia Incorporated www.pwd.org.au

People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation. Our primary membership is made up of people with disability and organisations mainly constituted by people with disability. We have a cross-disability focus - we represent the interests of people with all kinds of disability. PWDA is a non-profit, non-government organisation.

Our vision is of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, citizenship, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are respected and celebrated. This vision underpins everything that we do.

ENDS

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