In The Media | 7 March 2016

NDIS to spark multi-billion dollar jobs boom in Victoria

The National Disability Insurance Scheme could spark a multibillion-dollar jobs boom in Victoria by helping thousands of people with disability and their carers to find work, new analysis suggests.

The analysis shows the disability scheme could generate more than $5 billion in activity for Victoria’s economy each year, suggesting fears of a billion-dollar funding shortfall for the scheme may be overblown.

A new paper has been commissioned by peak body National Disability Services, with modelling by Charles Sturt University economist Dr Brendan Long, to find how many people with a disability and their informal carers, who are usually family members, may find paid work after receiving support from the NDIS.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald