August 7, 2012
The Federal government has recently committed $1 billion to start up a National Disability Insurance Scheme for as many as 20,000 people with serious lifetime disabilities, and their carers and families.
This certainly makes a nice change from cuddling up to a union that has plundered the wages of the very workforce that helps to care for these people.
However, here are some of the ways in which the NDIS - a scheme which is supposed to help genuinely disadvantaged people who are doing it really, really tough - could have been funded from as far back as 2007, when this government was first elected.
Sadly, this catalogue of over-administered political bankruptcy tends to point to one conclusion: the NDIS will become just another unauditable and potentially tragic botch-up. Only time will tell.
Philippa Martyr blogs at Transverse City
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