NDIS: Somewhat different in Western Australia

ABC News today reports that Western Australia will operate a version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme unlike the rest of the country, after it came to an agreement with the Commonwealth over the adoption of a state-run model.

Recent information on a Western Australian website suggests that the scheme may use the same eligibility criteria as the national scheme and may still focus on the provision of reasonable and necessary supports.

The ABC report states:

Social Services Minister Christian Porter said the WA-delivered NDIS would meet Commonwealth conditions for national consistency, including on key elements of the scheme such as choice and control.

But unlike other states which will operate under a centralised system, the WA NDIS will be locally-administered and run by the State Government.

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