DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme, will roll out – in full – across Queensland by July 2019.
The 9 May 2013 agreement between the Federal and Queensland Governments will see DisabilityCare Australia become a reality for around 97,000 Queenslanders with disability.
The Federal Government has now secured full agreements with most state and territory governments, meaning almost 90 per cent of Australians will be covered by DisabilityCare Australia.
DisabilityCare Australia is designed to give people with disability (and their families and carers) more choice and control over the supports they receive, and peace of mind that they’ll get the care and support they need in the event of significant and permanent disability, or if they have a child with disability that leaves them needing daily care and support.
To cover all people in Queensland, in 2019-20 the Queensland Government will provide $2.03 billion and the Australian Government will contribute around $2.14 billion to the scheme for Queenslanders.
This agreement builds on those with the governments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory and the agreement to launch the scheme in the Barkly region of the Northern Territory.
The countdown to launch in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania is on – it’s just over seven weeks away. Stay tuned to progress towards the launch by checking in on the website – www.ndis.gov.au – and we’ll continue to keep you updated through the Deaf Australia blog too.