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SA Goes for Full NDIS


Thursday, 18th April 2013 at 3:04 pm
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South Australia has agreed to the full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, DisabilityCare Australia, from 2018.

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Thursday, 18th April 2013 at 3:04 pm

South Australia has agreed to the full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, DisabilityCare Australia, from 2018.

The South Australian Government says the scheme will benefit about 33,000 South Australians with a disability by the end of 2018-19.

South Australia was the first State to sign up for the launch of the NDIS – which is
focusing on children with disabilities. The launch is running from July this year to 2016 and involves children with disabilities under 14 years of age.

The Government says there will be a two-year transition period to the full scheme, which will cover all eligible people with a disability.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said DisabilityCare Australia will make a massive difference to the lives of people with disabilities.

“People will get funding for all the services they need and will be empowered to choose
for themselves the services they want," Weatherill said.

“It will mean a substantial increase in the funding provided for people with disabilities in
South Australia.

“It will help provide more of the existing supports such as therapy, respite, equipment,
supported accommodation and care.

The South Australian Government says it has increased its funding of disability services from $135 million in 2002 to $345 million in 2012-13 and upon full implementation of the DisabilityCare Australia in 2018 this will have risen to $723 million.

Every Australian Counts Not for Profit campaign director, John Della Bosca said the state-federal NDIS funding agreement announced by the South Australian government means " there is no turning back now from the NDIS”.

“The NDIS is transformational disability reform described just yesterday by former Victorian Premier, Jeff Kennett as “the defining social change of the 21st century.”

“Every Australian Counts NDIS campaigners applaud the South Australian government for joining the New South Wales government to ensure the full strength and support of the NDIS will be made available to all eligible people with disability in their states.”




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