Friday, March 22, 2013

NDIS is now Law!

On Thursday 21st March the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill passed in Parliament, which now makes the NDIS a reality for thousands of people with a disability across the country.

The NDIS Bill establishes the scheme and the NDIS Launch Transition Agency to deliver the scheme in the five launch sites across Australia.

The first stage of the scheme will benefit about 26,000 people with disability, their families and carers in the Hunter in NSW, the Barwon area of Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory.

The NDIS will roll out in full across NSW by July 2018, providing care and support to around 140,000 NSW residents with disability, following the agreement of the Australian and New South Wales Governments last year.

To find out more on the NDIS you can visit