Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Newman Supports PM on Disability Levy

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Newman Supports PM on Disability Levy

Article excerpt

QUEENSLAND has thrown its support behind the Federal Governmentas plan to increase the Medicare levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Premier Campbell Newman said he flagged the idea to source the much-needed funding for the scheme last July.

aMy position has been consistent for the last year and that is this a the NDIS is something that has never been undertaken in Australia,a he told media yesterday.

aThis is a bold, important and new social initiative which provides a level of care and protection for people with disabilities and their families that has never been provided before in Australiaas history. If you are going to do something like that, then you have to find new money, through a tax or levy, and savings or a combination thereof.

aI did support a levy last year and I am going to support the Prime Minister today.a

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced yesterday that legislation to increase the Medicare levy by 0. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.