In The Media | 11 May 2017

Medicare levy hike to fund NDIS

Taxpayers will split the bill for the national disability insurance scheme through a 0.5 per cent hike to the Medicare levy.

The Turnbull government has also earmaked more than $200 million to establish an independent commission to scrutinise the quality of NDIS providers and enforce the rights of participants.

Treasurer Scott Morrison says there is a $55.7 billion funding gap in the NDIS over the next 10 years, and previous efforts to plug the gap with budget savings have failed.

Instead, the government will legislate to increase the Medicare levy in two years when the extra bills start rolling in.

Source: Sky News