Thursday, 1 November 2012
Questions without Notice
National Disability Insurance Scheme
I was present at those estimates and I do not think the answer was quite as simple as has been put in that question. We made very clear that obviously in the context of the NDIS there were ongoing discussions underway currently with the states and that final decisions on funding, including the source of funding, was something that obviously needed to await the finalisation of those discussions.
I would make the point also that, if you want to make political mischief with this issue, I think that is disappointing. Mr Hockey is on the record—