WA signs up to the NDIS

WA signs up to the NDIS

The West Australian government has agreed to sign up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, becoming the last state to reach an agreement with the Federal Government.

WA Premier Colin Barnett has made the announcement today, alongside Prime Minister Tony Abbottt. 

Under the agreement, the Commonwealth will contribute $80 million, while WA will contribute $50 million, for trial NDIS sites around the state.

One trial will be established in the Perth Hills area, alongside a trial site for the state’s My Way scheme in the Lower South West region, and one in the Cockburn/Kwinana regions.

The announcement comes just days before WA goes back to the polls, in the re-run of the state Senate election.

The NDIS is expected to be fully funded nationally by 2019.

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