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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 289 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 May 2018 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
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      289. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Minister for Disability Services:
I refer the minister to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme throughout Western Australia. Is the minister aware of any issues or problems that exist with the implementation of the NDIS in Western Australia; and, if so, what are those problems?
I thank the Leader of the Opposition for his interest in the NDIS. The rollout has begun in Western Australia. We are very proud to be part of the national scheme. As we have seen in other states, there have been teething problems in relation to the rollout across the country. One of the positive things of going late is that many of those issues have been dealt with. My view is that we are in it warts and all. I have worked together closely with my agency, but also with the sector—people with disability service providers—to make sure that this transformative reform works. Although from time to time small issues do arise, we work to address those issues as quickly as possible to make sure —
Hon Peter Collier: What are they?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON: If the member wants detail on a range of things—or anything in detail—obviously he should put the question on notice. My office and indeed my agency have been working very closely with all of those who have an interest in the NDIS, particularly people with disability and service providers, to address any issues as they arise.
The PRESIDENT: I give the call to the Leader of the Opposition.
Hon PETER COLLIER: The Minister for Disability Services should know that stuff.