In The Media | 17 December 2015

Jobs to flow from NDIS in SA

More than 6000 jobs will be created by the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in SA, Premier Jay Weatherill says.

The increased workforce will provide support for 32,000 people when the scheme is fully operational from July 2018.

“This scheme is important because for too long people with disabilities have not been included in all of the benefits of our society,” Mr Weatherill told reporters on Wednesday.

“For too often they have been second-class citizens in our community.”

The premier said the disability scheme would also provide the biggest boost to job creation in SA over the next few years.