Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Questions without Notice

National Disability Insurance Scheme

2:52 pm

Photo of Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Government Services) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Askew for her question. On behalf of the 10,270 Tasmanians who now have a package on this scheme, I am incredibly proud to now be the minister with stewardship of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in what is a very pivotal time in the scheme's history. Today, this scheme has been replicated by no other country in the world. We have delivered the scheme. There are now 450,000 Australians with plans.

The intent of the NDIS was to shift funding to individuals directly and away from block funding to organisations—

Senator Watt interjecting—


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