August 30, 2015

Tony Abbott must sign the bilateral agreements with state and territory governments on the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by tomorrow to make sure there are no delays to its full roll out.


The Prime Minister promised these bilateral agreements with states would be signed by the end of August.


A delay in signing the bilateral agreements with states could mean a delay to the full rollout of the NDIS. 


We know the agreement with New South Wales has been ready for weeks.


Mr Abbott should sign the agreement with Mr Baird immediately.


Recent reports in the Financial Review indicate that the Government’s Expenditure Review Committee has considered ways to delay the rollout of the NDIS. 


Why is the Abbott Government dragging its feet on this important reform?


Over 17,300 people with disability are already benefiting from the NDIS across Australia.

Before the election Tony Abbott promised the NDIS would be rolled out on time and in full. 


Any cuts or delays to the full rollout of the NDIS would see Tony Abbott break a clear promise to the 460,000 Australians with disability, their families and carers.


People with disability shouldn’t have to wait any longer to get the support and care they deserve. 


That is why Labor built the NDIS – to provide Australians with disability with the care and support they need over their lifetimes.




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