Disability advocates remain frustrated with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia, despite the federal government making an “extremely overdue” announcement that $72 million would be provided for frontline NDIS services across the state.
South Australia has been plagued with issues regarding the NDIS rollout, and advocates warned last year that the state was falling behind the rest of the country.
On Monday last week, the South Australian government, along with leading disability service providers, called for the federal government to do more “to ensure a smooth transition” to the scheme in SA.
South Australian disabilities minister Katrine Hildyard said it was “totally unacceptable that local area coordinators still [hadn’t] been appointed” across most of the state.
Less than a week later, Social Affairs Minister Dan Tehan announced a $72 million partnership with Baptcare and Mission Australia to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in SA.
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