NDIS must remain sustainable

Senator Reynolds has foreshadowed a redraft to produce a new model to rein in costs. It will take the views of the disabled into account. Fair enough. But we hope the backflip does not prove a Pyrrhic victory for the disabled. The stark fact, Senator Reynolds wrote last week, is that the scheme “is on track in the latest federal budget to overtake the cost of Medicare, from $28.1bn this year to $33.3bn in 2024-25”.

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Editorial

Source:
The Australian

Date published:
Thu 15th Jul, 2021