Friday May 25, 2018
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP today welcomed the agreement between the NSW and Australian Governments, confirming New South Wales’ long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS Full Scheme Agreement was signed between Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW.
Tanya Davies said it provides clarity and certainty for people with disability in Mulgoa.
“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,” Tanya Davies said.
“People with disability and their families and carers in Mulgoa deserve this certainty.”
NSW Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, said the NDIS represents a doubling of funding for disability services and next year the Commonwealth and NSW Governments will commit more than $6 billion 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,” said Mr Williams.
"More than 84,000 people are already benefitting from the NDIS in NSW.”