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- DisabilityCare Australia – Supporting Australians with disability through the national disability insurance scheme PDF [2MB] | listen to PDF
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 35th meeting in Canberra today. COAG noted the major step forward in the establishment of DisabilityCare Australia, and noted the ongoing progress towards launches in the Hunter Region in New South Wales, Barwon area in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania from 1 July 2013, and in the Australian Capital Territory from July 2014. COAG also noted the agreement between the Australian and South Australian Governments to establish a full scheme with this being fully in place in South Australia by 2018‐19; and between the Australian and the Australian Capital Territory Governments to ongoing arrangements after the launch which will ensure eligible participants continue to receive scheme support. COAG welcomed the in‐principle agreement between the Australian and Northern Territory Governments to a launch of the scheme in the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory, commencing in July 2014. COAG also noted that the Australian Government is working bilaterally with other states to implement the scheme in those jurisdictions.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 34thmeeting in Canberra today, 20 years to the day since its first meeting in Perth in 1992. COAG reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by signing an intergovernmental agreement for its first stage. The agreement provides the foundation for all governments to work together to develop and implement the initial phase of the NDIS. The NDIS Bill was introduced to Federal Parliament on 29 November 2012. The Bill is to be referred to a Parliamentary Committee for consideration, and ongoing consultation with all governments, people with disability and the sector will occur during this time.
As a basis for further consultation with the sector and the public on the regulatory impacts of the NDIS, COAG has released a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 34th meeting in Canberra today. COAG noted progress in establishing the first stage of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 2013, and that the Commonwealth has reached in-principle agreement with South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory for a launch to commence from July 2013.=
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into a long-term disability care and support scheme. The final inquiry report was delivered to Government on 31 July 2011 and released on 10 August 2011.
COAG meeting 13 April 2012: COAG noted that the development and implementation of a National Disability Insurance Scheme will be a shared responsibility of the Commonwealth and States and Territories. Governments agree this is a substantial and important reform that will fundamentally change the nature of disability care and support in Australia.
COAG meeting 13 April 2012. The Commonwealth and all States and territories reaffirm their commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The ten year Vision sets out a path for change in the way the Australian Government assists people with disability in supported employment.