1754. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Environment; Disability Services:
I refer to the planned transfer of 200 Local Coordinators from the Department of Communities to the National Disability Insurance Agency, and I ask:
(a) how many Local Coordinators have been transferred to the National Disability Insurance Agency as of 30 October 2018;
(b) are the numbers transferred to date in accordance with the original schedule;
(c) if no to (b), why not; and
(d) when is the full transfer of Local Coordinator staff scheduled to be completed by?
Hon Stephen Dawson replied:
(a) As at 30 October 2018, 40 Local Coordinators have been transferred to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
(b) Not applicable as there is no schedule for the transfer of Local Coordinators to the NDIA.
(c) Not applicable.
(d) The NDIA have advised that the First Offer pool remains open until 2023 and, while this pool is open, the NDIA may opt to offer employment opportunities to suitable Local Coordinators.