The report notes that while there is a ”common vision” for the desired results, there is a lack of clarity, detail and convergence on how to achieve them. The full regulatory agreement will come into force on July 1, 2018. The agreement reflects the joint responsibility of the two governments in the national disability insurance system and provides that both governments can make pre-program contributions. An agreement between the Australian authorities and NSW is announced with NSW as the first state officially associated with the full NDIS.  Under the National Agreement on Persons with Disabilities, the Australian government is responsible for providing placement services for persons with disabilities and funding states and territories to help achieve the objectives of the agreement. Governments in federal states and territories are responsible for specialized services for people with disabilities, such as housing assistance, pension support, community assistance, community access, intercession and information for people with disabilities. Pending the full implementation of the NDIS, the competences of the National Convention on Disability remain in place.  .C Porter (Minister of Social Services), C Barnett (WA Premier) and Donna Faragher (Va Planning Minister); Disability Services), Governments sign a bilateral agreement on local delivery of NDIS in the VA [and] Western Australia (AV) Deployment Calendar, press release, February 1, 2017. A 2007 Report of the Standing Committee on Community Affairs (Committee) on the funding and implementation of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement made several recommendations regarding the possible introduction of the NDIS. At the national level, expertise in specialized services for persons with disabilities has been defined by a multilateral agreement between the Australian government and the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA) states and, since 2009, as a National Disability Agreement.  The NDA also includes recognition of the importance of traditional services and the approval of the National Disability Strategy for the 2010-2020 period.
The Australian government is reaching an agreement with the NSW government on the extension of the NDIS to the entire state from July 2016, with full implementation by July 2018.