Fighting for Equal Access for Disability Services in the Territory.

Minister responsible for Disability Services, Natasha Fyles, will today travel to Sydney to take part in COAG Disability Reform Council and fight for equal access for Territorians.

The Territory Labor Government is committed to the roll out of the National Disability Insurance scheme and ensuring that all Territorians no matter where they live are able to access high quality disability services.

At full-scheme, 1 July 2019, the Northern Territory Government will contribute approximately $103 million per annum for NDIS supports in the Northern Territory.

The NDIS seeks to maximise the social and economic participation of people with a disability in their communities across the Territory.

The NDIS will create growth in the Disability Sector, with more jobs, in urban and remote centres, and remote communities. The growth of the sector will invite private investment and attract people to the Territory.

At full scheme it is expected that the NDIS will create 1000 jobs; and provide around $204 Million in funded supports for 6545 Territorians with disability, including psychosocial disability.

Ministers from across Australia will meet in Sydney to discuss the ongoing transition to the NDIS, and meet with the National Disability Insurance Agency to discuss progress.

Comment from Minister responsible for Disability Services, Natasha Fyles:

The Territory Labor Government will fight ensure that Territorians have the same access to services as our southern counterparts.

All Territorians, no matter where they live, have the right to access the supports they require to live a full and active life.

In the lead up to the COAG Disability Reform Council , I have met with the Disability Sector, NDIS Participants and their families to hear first hand how the scheme has rolled our across the Territory

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