Full rollout of the NDIS

16 September 2015

DSA congratutales the Federal, NSW and Victoria governments on their commitment to full rollout of NDIS

Down Syndrome Australia has today congratulated the Federal, NSW and Victorian
governments on the signing of the bi-lateral agreements, which will secure the full
rollout of the NDIS.

“Today is a great day for people with disability and their families and supporters in
Victoria and New South Wales,” Down Syndrome Australia CEO Ruth Webber said.

“At DSA we particularly congratulate Minister Mitch Fifield for his ongoing
commitment to the scheme – often in the face of internal pressure,” Ms Webber said.

“We are also pleased to see the ongoing involvement and support from Jenny
Macklin, Bill Shorten and the Opposition to maintaining a bi-partisan commitment to
the NDIS.”

“Today’s ceremony is the first in what we hope will be many – that will allow all
people with disability throughout Australia to access the scheme. The rest of
Australia should be in no doubt about the importance of today to people with

“Governments of both persuasions have today sent our community a strong message
– that we matter and their ongoing commitment to the recognition and inclusion of
people with disability is here to stay.”

DSA will continue to monitor the rollout of the NDIS and is concerned about recent
reports emanating from South Australia about a rumored lack of funding to enable
0-5 year olds with disability to access the scheme

FOR COMMENT – Ruth Webber – 0409 115 859

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