June 14, 2017

Labor will always support the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We created it, we fully funded it and we will always protect it.

Labor will continue to fully fund the NDIS and any suggestion to the contrary is simply a lie.

No one is more committed to the successful rollout of the NDIS than Labor. Establishing it took years of campaigning and years of work, alongside the disability community.

Labor has a plan that is better and fairer for the Budget, and raises $4.5 billion more over 10 years.

We want to increase the Medicare Levy for people earning above $87,000 and keep the Deficit Levy on those income earners earning more than $180,000.

There is a debate about how best to raise revenue for the Budget, but there is no debate about the future of the NDIS.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations has said:

“The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) welcomes Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s commitment in tonight's Budget reply to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).”

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Media Release, 12 May 2017

The future of the NDIS secure. The disability sector knows that Labor supports the NDIS.

We call on the Government to back Labor’s fairer plan that secures the NDIS, improves the Budget and protects millions of working Australians from another tax increase.

The Turnbull Government should get on with the job of ensuring we get the best possible NDIS.


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