MEDIA RELEASE: NDIS FUNDING GAMES MUST STOP

Instead of focusing on getting the NDIS roll-out right, the Government has spent years playing unnecessary funding games.

First the Liberals and Nationals held people with disability to ransom – wrongly trying to justify cuts to families, social security and vulnerable Australians in the name of the NDIS.

Then they wanted to increase the Medicare levy for people earning under $80,000 – until they dropped the idea, saying it was unnecessary.

The Government also wanted to establish an NDIS Special Account – before this week scuttling this idea too.

“The Government has spent years on unnecessary and elaborate excuses to hold people with disability to ransom,” Linda Burney said.

“Scott Morrison needs to explain why his position on NDIS funding keeps changing.

“The Liberals and Nationals must promise never to use the NDIS like a political football ever again. 

“Labor established and fully funded the NDIS – we are absolutely committed to it.

“A Labor Government would put all our effort into making the scheme work, not waste time frightening people with baseless claims of funding uncertainty.”