So, you were probably at school today when the Prime Minister announced funding for the NDIS in NSW, but the projectABLE team were all gathered around the TV watching her press conference.
If you haven’t followed the Every Australian Counts campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme, you can catch up on the facts with our What is the NDIS? blog. The campaign has steadily convinced politicians on both sides of parliament to come together to improve services for people with disability living in Australia. This will mean more funding, more consistent services across Australia, and more jobs in the disability and community care sector for you to apply for when you’ve finished studying!
Today Prime Minister Gillard and Premier Barry O’Farrell announced that the NDIS would be funded in NSW, providing extra care for about 140,000 residents. This is excellent news and a great reward for all the disability advocates who have fought long and hard for the scheme.
Learn more about this landmark decision on the ABC website: Feds, NSW strike deal on disability scheme.
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