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Monday, July 30 2012

Victoria has offered $42 million to bring a trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to the City of Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliff, the Surf Coast Shire and the Colac- Otway Shire.

The offer has two components. Victoria is willing to increase, for the purpose of a Barwon region trial, its current average spending of $19,300 per person per year in the Barwon region to meet the Commonwealth's benchmark of $20,779 per client per year for the 4135 people who are Victoria's existing clients in the Barwon trial site region – an amount of around $17 million in total over three years for a trial commencing in July 2013.

In addition, Victoria is willing to offer the Commonwealth a once-off facilitation payment of $25 million over the period of the launch, towards the operations and service delivery of a Geelong-based National Disability Transition Agency.

The Victorian offer would allow the Commonwealth to direct an additional amount of $25 million towards the cost of funding new clients in Barwon, funding that the Commonwealth will no longer need to allocate to the agency.

The $42 million being offered is in addition to the $240 million already committed by the Victorian Government to disability services in the Barwon region.

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What level or type of service will this offer buy, when the service fee for each resident of DHS supported accommodation group homes, throughout Victoria, is $123,545 pa - according to the Auditor General of Victoria.

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Posted by: Hatton AT 04:24 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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