From Probono Australia.
People with disability, their families, carers and advocates deserve the certainty of a National Disability Insurance Scheme which is sustainable, writes Bruce Bonyhady.
Australia urgently needs a lasting consensus on the funding of the NDIS which builds trust in the disability sector, confidence in the Australian community and sustainability of the NDIS.
Over the past four and a half years, people with disability, their families and carers have been subject to terrible uncertainty, as they have been repeatedly told that the NDIS is not fully funded and therefore at risk.
After the unanimous support from the community, all major political parties and all levels of government –which led to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act and an increase in the Medicare levy of 0.5 per cent to part-fund the NDIS in 2013 – the spectre of insufficient NDIS funding has been deeply disturbing.
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