March 14, 2016

A new report shows the National Disability Insurance Scheme is delivering massive economic and job opportunities in New South Wales.

The NSW Market Position Statement, released today by the National Disability Insurance Agency, shows the disability services workforce in the state will double to nearly 60,000 workers once the NDIS is rolled out.


The size of the disability services market will double to $6.8 billion, with more than 140,000 people with disability in NSW to be supported by the NDIS.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme is already transforming the lives of about 25,000 Australians, including more than 7000 people in New South Wales.


Labor funded and introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme because we knew it was an investment in our economic future. The Productivity Commission found the NDIS will be far more efficient than the existing broken system, will boost our GDP by billions of dollars and create thousands of new jobs.


This is the biggest social reform since Medicare and it is being delivered on time and within the budget.


As we approach the transition to the full scheme from July this year, it is critical that the Turnbull Government make its successful implementation a priority. 


Recent reports of a Federal Government plan to take control of the NDIS has deeply concerned people with disability, their families and advocates.


Labor will fight any moves by the Liberals to cut or delay the NDIS.


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