ABBOTT MUST NOT CUT THE NDIS FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
June 11, 2014
Thousands of children with disability in South Australia risk missing out if the Abbott Government breaks its promise to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Reports in today’s Adelaide Advertiser raise serious concerns about the Abbott Government’s intentions for the rollout of the NDIS in South Australia.
Labor will not let Tony Abbott get away with undermining the NDIS by cutting its funding by stealth.
If the Abbott Government walks away from its agreement with South Australia, it casts doubt on all existing agreements between the Federal and state and territory governments on the NDIS.
From 1 July 2014, in just 19 days, South Australian children aged 6-13 will become eligible for the next phase of the NDIS.
The South Australian and Federal Governments agreed to jointly fund the launch of the NDIS for 5,085 South Australian children.
The Federal Government agreed to cover the cost of all eligible children over that figure.
It now looks as though Tony Abbott is trying to walk away from this agreement, which could see thousands of children miss out.
Tony Abbott must guarantee he will not walk away from this agreement, so that families of children with disability in South Australia have the certainty they deserve.
Thousands of children with disability and their families have waited long enough for the NDIS - they shouldn’t have to wait any longer.
Tony Abbott must fund the rollout of the NDIS in South Australia on time and in full, as promised.
WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: CATHERINE CHARLESON 0419 987 947