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Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

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Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability Insurance Scheme funds in the budget is a “national disgrace”.

The royal commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability will be the most expensive royal commission to date, and includes $379 million to run the inquiry and $149 million to provide counselling and support services.

Matthew Bowden, co-CEO of People with Disability Australia, said this budget funding was very much welcomed, noting that a variety of supports were needed to allow people to fully participate.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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