In The Media | 15 July 2015

Fed Govt refuses to cover NDIS funding shortfall in South Australia

Funding problems over the National Disability Insurance Scheme trial are escalating in South Australia.

The Commonwealth now says it won’t honour an agreement signed by the Gillard government to cover any funding shortfall.

The state’s trial is running months behind schedule because the South Australian Government underestimated the number of children who would be eligible.

And the Federal Government says that error by the State Government that has caused the backlog and so doesn’t constitute a “cost overrun”.

Source: The World Today (ABC)