Senator Steve Martin said people with disability in Tasmania would benefit from the Turnbull Government’s 2018 Budget.
According to the latest figures, some 3,539 people with disability in Tasmania will access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
“The Turnbull Government guaranteed funding for the NDIS in this year’s Budget,” Senator Martin said.
The Budget also provided:
$92.6 million to ensure Australians who were users of Commonwealth services but not eligible for the NDIS would continue to receive support.
$64 million for a Jobs and Market Fund that would promote NDIS job opportunities and improve local business access to the NDIS.
“The Government continues to deliver the rollout of the NDIS that is placing people at the centre of the system, and giving them choice and control over the services they receive,” Senator Martin said.
“The NDIS is strengthening our economy and guaranteeing essential services by creating tens of thousands of new jobs and boosting opportunities for businesses across the country.
“The total NDIS workforce is expected to double to more than 160,000 jobs by 2020, which means there will be employment and business opportunities to support people with disability in Tasmania.”
About 460,000 people with disability nationwide will benefit from the NDIS when it is fully operational.