Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Northern Territory on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

On 29 May 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the Council of Australian Government (COAG) will cease and a new National Federation Reform Council (NFRC) will be formed, with National Cabinet at the centre of the NFRC.

More information is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

On 29 March 2019, the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments entered into the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Northern Territory on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The agreement reflects both Governments’ shared responsibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and locks in arrangements for both Governments to make ongoing, up-front funding contributions to the scheme.This agreement will take effect from 1 July 2019.