Hundreds of Every Australian Counts supporters have picked up their cameras and smart phones to let Treasurer Scott Morrison know they’re expecting the NDIS to be fully funded at the 3 May Federal Budget.
There’s a lot of commentary out there and it can be confusing to make sense of what the NDIS means in dollar terms. We hear you! Here’s an explainer of the money involved: how much it is, where it comes from and how it compares with current spending on disability programs.
The West Australian and Commonwealth governments must ensure no disadvantage for West Australians with disability should they go ahead with a federated model of the NDIS as speculated in The Australian newspaper.
The NDIS will create thousands of jobs and add up to $7.3billion to NSW’s economy alone according to new report released today – results of the biggest ABS survey of people with disability and their carers ever undertaken.
Another week, another story about funding and the NDIS. So it’s great news to see strong support from the NSW Disability Minister in our national newspaper and a promise from the Commonwealth that it will be rolled out on time.
This week a major national newspaper led with an “exclusive” story about the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a curious story given there is nothing new in it. It’s no secret that the NDIS comes with costs, which have been carefully forecast and planned for. The real story remains that the cost of doing nothing is even higher.