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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Page: 4688


Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Opposition Business in the Senate) (15:33): I, and also on behalf of Senator Boyce, move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

      (i)   the proposal of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once-in-a-generation landmark reform that has the potential to deliver better quality of life outcomes for Australians with disabilities,

      (ii)   the schedule for implementation of the NDIS, as proposed by the Productivity Commission, will take 7 years, spanning the life of three Parliaments, and

      (iii)   the NDIS is a reform that involves the cooperation and support of state and territory governments, the disability support services sector, people with a disability and their families and carers;

   (b)   notes the bipartisan and cross-party support for the implementation of the NDIS; and

   (c)   declares its support for policy stability on the NDIS over the life of those three Parliaments and until the scheme's full implementation.

Question agreed to.