WA State Budget 2019-20 Analysis for WA Disability Services

An additional $40 million is to be spent over five years by the McGowan Government to deliver much needed support for students with disability in government schools. Continuation of the second tranche of the $20.3 million Sector Transition Fund providing $8.5 million in 2019-20.

Acknowledgement of the challenge currently experienced in the transfer and transition of State participants into the NDIS. A range of initiatives that support people with disability to better access services and participate in their community.$182.4 million of additional funding for a new Employer Incentive Scheme and training delivery, including $45 million for regional WA to assist with the cost of employing apprentices and trainees, potentially an avenue to grow the disability workforce to meet the expected increase in demand for support services.

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