COAG agrees on electricity and NDIS

COAG agrees on electricity and NDIS

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed all state and territories have now signed an agreement committing to implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

It comes after the Council of Australian Government’s meeting has been held in Canberra today, with all state and territory leaders.

Prior to the meeting, Western Australia and Queensland had not agreed to the NDIS, but they have also signed the broad agreement.

But Ms Gillard says they will not be included in the roll out of the trial sites to begin next year.

The leaders have also reached an agreement on reforming the electricity market, to reduce power bills for Australia households and businesses.

 The agreement will address the over-investing in power poles, as well as setting up an energy regulator, and allowing consumers to moderate their power usage during peak times.

Ms Gillard says this will provide relief for many struggling families, and reduce household power prices by $250 a year.

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