In The Media | 7 September 2015

Victoria and New South Wales strike disability scheme breakthrough

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews met NSW Premier Mike Baird in Sydney on Friday, and with both states close to signing a historic deal with Canberra, the disability support scheme can move from a trial phase to full coverage.

Mr Andrews, Mr Baird and Prime Minister Tony Abbott are expected to announce the funding agreement later this month.

The breakthrough follows reports of a push from within federal cabinet’s expenditure review committee to slow the scheme’s rollout in order to curb the cost.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald