Program 1.8: Assistance to the States for disability services
The objectives of Program 1.8 are:
- the Government provides financial support for the States and Territories to be spent in the delivery of disability services.
This program also has links to the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio.
The program deliverables are:
- payments to the States and Territories are made according to the payment arrangements specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement.
Key performance indicators
The key performance indicators are:
- the Australian Treasury will transfer to each State and Territory the amounts of their monthly and annual entitlements under the National Disability Services SPP and will make the payments on the dates specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement;
- the Australian Treasury will provide advice to the States and Territories on the components of each payment prior to each payment being made; and
- the Australian Treasury will review the reports provided by each State and Territory on their expenditure in the delivery of disability services.
Analysis of performance
The Treasury facilitated the Government’s 2009-10 financial support for the States and Territories in the delivery of disability services.
- Payments under the National Disability SPP were $903.7 million.
- All payments were accurately determined and made in a timely manner in accordance with the payment arrangements specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement.
- Advice was provided to the States and Territories prior to each payment being made.
To demonstrate that the National Disability SPP was spent in the relevant sector, each State and Territory will provide a report to the Ministerial Council within six months of 30 June 2010, disclosing relevant information in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement.