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Minister Orr Media Release: High satisfaction with ACT Disability Services

January 23, 2020

The latest Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services shows high satisfaction with the ACT disability services sector, with 81 per cent of school-aged children reporting that they have a genuine say in decisions that impact their life, compared with 65 per cent nationally.

“The ACT is proud to be the first jurisdiction to fully transition to the NDIS. As of 30 June 2019, there were 6,977 NDIS participants in the ACT. The ACT has contributed to the NDIS since the roll out in 2013-14 and will continue to contribute $716.8 million to the Scheme from 2019-20 to 2022-23,” said Minister for Disability, Suzanne Orr.

“While the ACT has led the way on NDIS implementation, we acknowledge there is still more work to do to fully realise the full potential of the scheme. I have and will continue to advocate through the Disability Reform Council for an NDIS that is accessible and easy to use.”

“A key to realising this is the proper staffing of the NDIA including ending the reliance on temporary staff and investing in the capability of a permanent workforce.”

“The ACT is continuing to support locals transitioning to the NDIS and ensuring best possible results for participants. We are committed to advocating for increased resourcing and achieving better outcomes for people with a disability, to ensure everyone in the ACT is fully supported.” Minister Orr said.

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