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National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout in Knox announced

16-September-2015

National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout in Knox announced

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to start rolling out in Knox from 1 November 2017.

The Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, today signed the formal agreement with the Victorian Government for the full NDIS roll out plan in the state.

Knox, which is part of the ‘Outer Eastern Melbourne’ region, will see the NDIS roll out from 1 November 2017 with the NDIS due to be in place by June 2018.

When fully implemented, the NDIS will provide aids, equipment, personal attendant care and early intervention to around 460,000 Australians.

The NDIS delivers a significant increase in funding for disability services. By 2019-20, the federal and state governments will spend around $22 billion to implement the NDIS in full.  This is a $10 billion increase.

In May, Mr Tudge hosted a local Disability Forum in Rowville with the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

The rollout of the NDIS was a major topic of discussion at the Disability Forum, with Mr Tudge and Minister Fifield answering detailed questions regarding its applicability and scope.

The NDIS is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers.  The NDIS is the insurance that gives us all peace of mind.

Mr Tudge said the agreement for the transition to the full NDIS in Knox was a huge milestone for the local community.

"Of all the things that governments do, supporting people with disability is one of the most important,” said Mr Tudge.

“This new scheme will provide a huge injection of funds and allows individuals to choose their support providers to get the care they need.  It is a watershed initiative that I hope will be of great benefit to those in need."

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