Most of the outstanding issues over the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme should be ironed out by the middle of next year, federal minister for the program Stuart Robert says.
He says by that time all the states, bar Western Australia, will be fully involved in the scheme.
"So rather than this fight to get everyone from the states into the NDIS, it's now on to how we get the NDIS on a normal, natural footing," Mr Robert told Sky News on Sunday.
"And of course, you run the flag up the pole once WA is into full scheme by 2023."
However, he conceded the government still has some issues over NDIS's digital capacity that links providers with participants, which the Productivity Commission has said is crucial to the scheme's success.
"'I"m not satisfied that our ICT is where it needs to be in terms of delivering it," he said.
"It will take us a while to get that into fruition."
But he said the government would be announcing its full NDIS plan in the next few weeks to lay out what he described as "the new normal" for business as usual.
Australian Associated Press