Western Australia has abandoned plans for a state run NDIS ending months of speculation about the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the West.
The state and Commonwealth governments have signed a new bilateral agreement that will see WA join the other states and territories and operate under the National Disability Insurance Agency from July next year.
The new agreement which does away with local administration represents a significant cost saving for the state and overturns the last-minute deal signed by the previous government in the lead up to the March state election.
Premier Mark McGowan said while there was a benefit to the state in terms of avoiding future costs, the decision was made in the interests of people with disability.
“Our priority has been ensuring the best outcome for Western Australians with disability, their carers and their families,” McGowan said.
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