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Disability Advocates Call For NDIS Funding Certainty

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Disability groups are demanding assurances that National Disability Insurance Scheme funding is secure and fully covered into the future, after it emerged $3.9 billion originally promised to the scheme will be redirected to fund drought relief.

The federal government’s $5 billion Drought Future Fund, announced on Friday, will be partly funded through the Building Australia Fund (BAF) – despite this money previously being earmarked for the NDIS.

Disability groups are seeking clarity from the government around future funding for the scheme.

National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti said the disability sector needed certainty about NDIS funding so it could plan for the growth needed under the scheme.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2018, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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