Disability insurance set for overhaul


The structure and funding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be debated at tomorrow’s Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra.

The planned scheme would integrate state and territory services to create a consistent approach to disability support.

Western Australia’s Disabilities Minister Helen Morton says insurance in WA does not need reform because the current system is almost identical to that on the table at COAG.

(Hear what Ms Morton has to say.)

But a group that has lobbied hard for national consistency says the existing system has been broken for too long.

Every Australian Counts Western Australia State Coordinator Geraldine Mellet says she hopes governments can work together to put people above politics and achieve reform.

(Listen to Ms Mellet’s retort.)

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