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NDIS levy passes Parliament, but disappointment as WA remains on the outer

The Australian Greens say the passage today of the NDIS levy provides a cornerstone of care, support and security for Australians with disability.

"I congratulate people with disability, families, friends, carers and supporters who have worked towards this outcome for so long," Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

"This has been a long road. People have told me over the past months and years that they're just sick of waiting.

"The NDIS is part of a caring society and as a result of today's vote, people know that long term funding can be provided and that the scheme is secured.

"Anyone can find themselves with disability, and so it is good to know that as a nation we are putting in place the mechanisms to help people when they need it.

"On this important day for the country, I have a lingering sense of disappointment that WA, my home state, remains on the outer.

"There are significant gaps of unmet need in WA, despite the Premier's claims to the contrary.

"I look forward to the implementation of DisabilityCare and to WA joining the scheme," Senator Siewert concluded.

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