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Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo says Queenslanders with a disability and advocates will celebrate the long-awaited news that the Queensland Government will support full participation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2018-2019.
“We acknowledge the hard work of the Queensland Government to find the funds for an almost $900 million increase in disability funding,” Mr Barbagallo said.
“Queensland has the lowest rate of disability funding in the nation and this has led to many emergencies, which impacts on other parts of the human services sector,” he said.
“Today’s commitment will boost Queensland funding up to par with the rest of the nation within six years.”
“Queenslanders with a disability have been deeply concerned that they might miss out on both the NDIS and the companion no-fault National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), and they have voiced their concerns loud and clear.
“We’ve seen ageing parents speak out publicly about their fears for the future – and while the NDIS won’t come soon enough for some families, there will be a great sense of relief that change is on its way.
“This is a huge step towards self-determination, choice and adequate support for 89,000 Queenslanders with a disability, their families and carers.
“With other states already involved in launch sites there has been a genuine concern that Queensland has missed out on the chance to influence the design and shape of the NDIS. It is especially concerning because of the regional and rural challenges Queenslanders face every day.
“Let’s hope that Queensland can now become more involved in the early planning of the NDIS and state disability services can start along the difficult road of preparing for the reforms ahead,” Mr Barbagallo concluded.