The recent Federal Budget confirmed around $1.6 billion in funding earmarked for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) had been left unspent and will not be added to its 2019–20 funding allocation.
The leftover money will go towards the Government’s surplus, a move made possible after responsibility for NDIS appropriations was shifted from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to the Department of Social Services.
Associate Professor Bob Davis, Chair
Today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially announced a disability royal commission, having gained the necessary approvals from the Governor-General and support from the states and territories. Former Federal Court judge Ronald Sackville AO, QC will lead the commission, supported by five commissioners. "We have to establish a culture of respect for people living with disabilities and the families who support, love and care for them," Mr Morrison said. Key Points Forme
The Federal Treasurer Mr Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2019-20 Federal Budget at 7.30pm on 2 April 2019 and below are some highlights and commentary on the budget items that impact our sector. Disability Royal Commission The federal government will allocate $527.9m over five years for a royal commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. In February Scott Morrison had signalled an expansion to the commission, suggesting it could be of