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