Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Budget 2016 -2017 : further information, analysis and commentary

Federal Budget 2016 - what it means for carers
Carers Australia, 6 May 2016
Carers Australia has produced a document providing an overview of all those measures within the recent Federal Budget which may impact upon carers.

The Budget's effect on people with disabilities
2SER (radio) 4 May 2016 (audio 3m 43s)
With the handing down of last night's budget, there are concerns over the funding of NDIS and what this means for other welfare recipients. The government has made it clear that in order to afford this, funding to other areas of welfare would be cut, as well reviewing 30,000 applications to the disability pension each year. The People With Disability Australia Organisation has criticised this decision, stating that "We should not be making trade-offs and false economies between specialist disability support and income support"

The Daily spoke to the People With Disability Australia President, Craig Wallace, to discuss the implications of this budget decision further.

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