In The Media | 28 January 2016

Labor rejects NDIS funding shortfall

Federal Labor has rejected suggestions it failed to provide the money needed to fund a fully ramped-up national disability insurance scheme. – See more at:

The NDIS, which finances support services for people with disabilities and their families, is forecast to cost about $22 billion annually once it is fully operational from 2020, with the cost divided between the commonwealth and the states.

Opposition disability reform spokeswoman Jenny Macklin says Labor proposed the commonwealth’s share would be funded by means testing the private health insurance rebate, reforming retirement incomes and unspecified long-term structural savings. – See more at:

Source: Sky News