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NSW will become the first state to introduce the National Disability Insurance Scheme in full.

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NSW will become the first state to introduce the National Disability Insurance Scheme in full after Prime Minister Julia Gillard and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell announced a funding agreement for the scheme.

Premier O'Farrell, NSW NDIS commitmentPremier O'Farrell has a special message for campaign supporters - remember to share it with your friends.

I can't underline how important this is for the implications of the scheme.

The agreement highlights to all of us who have been campaigning hard for the NDIS that when political leaders work together, there can be results, regardless of political persuasion.

We want to see more of this.

NSW and the Commonwealth will each contribute about 50 per cent of the costs involved for the NDIS in that state. It's an outstanding result.

The NDIS is now inevitable in NSW - but we've still got a way to go.

Today, all state and territory leaders will meet with the Prime Minister at the Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra.

We call on everyone at COAG to follow the lead of NSW and help lock in the NDIS for all Australians.

Only when there is a funding agreement for the NDIS in every state and territory will we truly be on our way towards making sure all Australians with a disability, their families and carers receive the support they need, when they need it.

Thank you for your support - whether you joined the campaign two years ago or just this week.

Our hard work together is paying off. Our politicians are starting to make good on their promises.

Well done to all who have been part of the effort so far - we'll keep working hard to see it through.

John Della Bosca
and The Every Australian Counts campaign team

www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au


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