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Budget highlights need for clarity on NDIS funding

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Disability services might be carrying a ‘government guarantee’ in the 2019-20 Budget, but more clarity around the level of underspending is essential for delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“The NDIS is a transformative social reform won through the united efforts of people with disability, their families and carers and providers. That’s why our sector expects funds allocated to the NDIS to be invested in the scheme, and not be absorbed into general revenue for other government programs or to fund a surplus,” he said.

In response to other budget announcements, NDS welcomed funding for the Royal Commission into the abuse of people with disability.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au/)

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