Treasurer Scott Morrison has threatened to increase taxes if a raft of welfare cuts worth billions of dollars are blocked by the Senate. The government expected to generate $5.6 billion in savings through its welfare omnibus bill — which appears certain to fail — earmarking $1.6 billion for childcare fee subsidies and the remaining $4 … Continue reading
Putting aside the facts I am neither funny enough nor adept enough at Photoshop to have doctored the images, the ABC’s initial response was concerning. The mix-up — a mismatch of video and captions — is actually one which occurs regularly on iview for those using the closed captioning services.
Tying the omnibus savings bill to NDIS funding was cynical. I wasn’t surprised – we disabled are used to being treated with contempt by this government.
A unity ticket which had placed the National Disability Insurance Scheme beyond politics has been shredded, with the Turnbull government accused of “holding the disabled to ransom” and Labor refusing to admit the $22 billion scheme lacks $4 billion in funding.
The NDIS is not welfare and should not be considered a burden by the government, gold medallist Kurt Fearnley says, after yesterday’s announcement its funding is contingent on savings from welfare cuts.
A ferocious argument has erupted between the Federal Government and Opposition over the funding for the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Students with a disability face an enormous funding gap in Australian schools, new figures from the Productivity Commission and the Education Council appear to show.
Well disability advocates say they’re increasingly alarmed by the tone and substance of the political debate over the future funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). They say as yet there are no firm figures on the real costs of the scheme.
Human Service Minister Alan Tudge announced a number of amendments on Tuesday evening designed to improve the fairness of the controversial automated recovery system, including a move away from demanding immediate payment for debts.
The Attorney-General Senator George Brandis announced on Thursday that the government would ratify the OPCAT which is designed to “strengthen the protection of persons deprived of their liberty against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.