An agreement between the NSW and federal governments, confirming NSW’s long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, has been welcomed.
The NDIS’ full scheme agreement was recently signed between NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW.
Member for Murray Austin Mr Evans said the agreement provided clarity and certainty for people with disability in Murray.
‘‘We’ve been in the transition phase as we implement the NDIS and now NSW has become the first state to reach a long-term agreement with the Commonwealth,’’ Mr Evans said.
‘‘People with disability and their families and carers in Murray deserve this certainty.’’
NSW Disability Services Minister Ray Williams said the NDIS represented a doubling of funding for disability services and next year federal and state governments would commit more than $6billion to the NDIS.
‘‘We can be proud of this agreement. The NDIS gives people with disability choice and control over the supports they receive, helps them to achieve their goals and to better participate in the community,’’ Mr Williams said.
●People in Murray can find out information about the rollout in NSW and how to check they meet the access requirements at www.ndis.nsw.gov.au