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Sate Government Media Release - Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Sate Government Media Release

Budget helps Victoria prepare for NDIS

Additional funding for people with a disability in the 2012-13 Victorian Budget will ensure Victoria is well-placed for the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge said today.

"Through ensuring Victorians with a disability, their families and carers have real choice about how they access the care they need, Victoria will cement its place as the nation's leader in disability reform," Ms Wooldridge said.

"Victoria's economic challenges are real and they are serious, but we are taking the responsible and necessary approach to enhance frontline services and introduce new measures to protect the most vulnerable Victorians," Ms Wooldridge said.

The central feature of the disability Budget package is a boost of $38 million to deliver up to 400 new individual support packages (ISPs).
"Individual support packages provide Victorians with a disability with choice about the types of support they access and greater control over their own lives," Ms Wooldridge said.


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