In The Media | 2 February 2017

WA disability insurance scheme: State Government strikes deal with Commonwealth at last

Western Australia and the Federal Government have finalised a bilateral agreement to operate a state-run version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the state.

The two parties had announced in early December they would begin final negotiations on the agreement.

Unlike other states, which are run under a centralised system, the WA model of the NDIS will be locally run and administered.

It will be rolled out from July, and it is estimated about 39,000 people will be part of the scheme by the time it is fully operating three years later.

As part of 11 conditions stipulated by the Commonwealth to ensure national consistency, WA will pay the full administration and operating costs.

But governance responsibilities will be shared

Source: ABC News