Ministers sign agreement for early NDIS rollout

Joint Media Release with:

John Ajaka, NSW Minister for Disability Services

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments today signed an agreement to begin the early rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Nepean Blue Mountains area of Western Sydney.

Federal Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield and NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today signed the agreement at an NDIS service provider forum in Penrith attended by more than 150 representatives from more than 50 local organisations that work with children and young people with disability in the area

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Prime Minister confirms NDIS funding

Around 8,000 people including Lifestart families and friends attended the Make It Real rally held in Homebush on Monday 30 April 2012 wearing every shade of red to show their support of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed the Sydney rally and announced the NDIS would be launched in four pilot sites across the country in 2013 supporting more than 10,000 Australians living with disability.

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