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Have a cuppa and support Disabilitea

2 August 2011



More than 280 morning teas have been held across NSW today, as part of a day of action to promote the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

NSW Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, joined Premier Barry O’Farrell in drumming up support for the NDIS at one of the DisabiliTEA events in State Parliament.

“The NDIS needs to be on the national agenda,” Mr Constance said.

“The final report from the Productivity Commission is now in the hands of the Gillard Government. They cannot turn their backs on this important reform.”

“The NSW Government strongly supports a NDIS, and we are eager to work with the Commonwealth to ensure that it is delivered.”
The Every Australian Counts campaign for a NDIS is gaining momentum, with the organisation hoping to have 100,000 supporters by the end of the year.

“This is a critical time for all of us to fight hard for the futures of people with a disability,” Mr Constance said.

While the NSW Government will invest $2 billion in disability services over the next five years, beyond that time, a new funding source will be required.”

“The NDIS is essential to meeting the increasing demand on disability support services, estimated to grow at a rate of 10 per cent each year.”
Information about the Every Australian Counts campaign is available at www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au.

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