PM says NSW & Vic are "playing politics" with the NDIS

PM says NSW & Vic are "playing politics" with the NDIS

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says both the NSW government and the Victorian government need to reconsider their stance on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Talks about the NDIS will continue today, between the Federal government, NSW and Victoria, after only three Premiers agreed to trial the scheme yesterday at the COAG meeting.

NSW Minister for Disability Services Andre Constance is meeting with Federal Health Minister Jenny Macklin today, in the hope of coming to an arrangement that will benefit disabled people across the country.

Meanwhile the Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu says his government needs more time to consider the newest offer.

However Ms Gillard  says the Federal Government is determined to get the scheme up and running and the conservative states should stop playing games.

She says they won’t be particularly popular with voters if they don’t support the scheme.

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