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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Federal Budget 2017: media commentary

Today's media is, of course, full of news and opinion on the Federal Budget delivered last night. These links, compiled by People with Disability Australia, include mainstream media comment on budget measures likely to directly impact people with disabilities:

Budget 2017 sees Medicare rebate freeze slowly lifted and more funding for the NDIS: experts respond, The Conversation, 9 May 2017


The Australian Government provides information on budget measures by each portfolio - this page gives links to those relevant to the Department of Social Services, likely to be relevant to many people with disabilities and their carers:

Budget 2017-18
Australian Department of Social Services, 10 May 2017
  • Portfolio Budget Contents
  • Media releases
  • Fact sheets
The Australian Government Budget website also has more information about the Budget 2017-18.

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