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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3823..


Question resolved in the affirmative.

National disability insurance scheme

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (6.12): I apologise to members if my voice is a bit off. I must state, to the pleasure of most members, only half my face is working at the moment, contrary to a quarter of it usually.

Ms Porter: They are not listening to you.

MR HARGREAVES: They are an ignorant bunch of rabble but you expect that. I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the release of the Productivity Commission's Final Report into Disability Care and Support and its recommendation to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme and a National Injury Insurance Scheme;

(b) that the National Insurance Disability Scheme will potentially deliver support to 410 000 people with a disability and may take up to seven years to be fully established;

(c) the Federal Government's commitment to establish an Advisory Council and the Federal Government's sector reforms fund of $10 million; and

(d) the interest of the disability sector in establishing a National Disability Insurance Scheme and a National Injury Insurance Scheme; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) actively participate in all relevant national discussions on the National Disability Insurance Scheme and a National Injury Insurance Scheme;

(b) continue to progress implementation of Future Directions: Towards Challenge 2014 and other relevant disability initiatives until final implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

(c) keep the Assembly informed of progress with the implementation of a National Disability Insurance Scheme and a National Injury Insurance Scheme.

The Productivity Commission's final report into disability care and support, released on 10 August 2011 by the Prime Minister, recommends establishing a national disability insurance scheme and a national injury insurance scheme.

Mr Hanson: Are they the same?

MR HARGREAVES: A national disability insurance scheme and a national injury insurance scheme; I am sure Mr Hanson is interested in a national disability insurance scheme and a national injury insurance scheme because you never know what will happen to him in politics.


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