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Question Without Notice No. 1301 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 December 2018 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 5 December 2018

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME — TRANSITION

1301. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Minister for Disability Services:

I refer the minister to Western Australia's transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme framework.

(1) With regard to funding, will anyone with a disability in Western Australia be disadvantaged as a result of the transition to the national framework; and, if yes, why?

(2) With regard to service providers, will the costs of the transportation of clients continue to be covered following the transition to the national framework; and, if not, why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the Leader of the Opposition for some notice of the question.

(1) The state government is working closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency to ensure that the transfer and transition to the nationally delivered model is as smooth as possible. Individuals with a Western Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme plan will have their plan transferred across to the NDIA system. All other individuals currently registered with the Department of Communities and receiving services will develop a new plan with the NDIA. The Western Australian government is committed to ensuring that no individual will be disadvantaged by the rollout of the Australia-wide NDIS in Western Australia, irrespective of whether they are eligible for NDIS supports.

(2) Reasonable and necessary supports are funded by the NDIS in a range of areas, including provider and participant transport.