In The Media | 21 November 2016

Talks continue after ACT, federal NDIS stalemate

The ACT government and the federal agency overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout have resumed planning meetings to cope with increased demand.

Negotiations between the territory and Commonwealth over which government would provide more funding to participants beyond the initial target of 5075 stalled during caretaker mode prior to the ACT election.

Though both tiers of government have agreed the scheme is uncapped, disputes remain over agreements on funding for any participants above “targets” set for the ACT.

The 2016-17 target was reached in September, with federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter saying funding for any new participants would need to be negotiated following the appointment of a new territory minister after the October 15 election.


Source: The Canberra Times