Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen said The Coalition Government is 100% committed to delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme in full.
“The Coalition has always supported the NDIS. The Government is determined to ensure the foundations for the scheme are sound and that the scheme is sustainable into the future,“ said van Manen.
“The Budget also delivers $3 million to fund the Abbott Government’s Young Carer Bursary Programme, which will provide support for young carers.”
van Manen said the Young Carer Bursary Programme will start in January 2015 and will help reduce the financial burden on 150 young carers annually.
“Too often, the caring responsibilities of a young carer can have a significant impact on their education,” he said.
“This Programme will go a long way to helping young carers complete their study while maintaining their caring responsibilities.“
van Manen said the Government has also honoured its commitment to establish a new Disability and Carers Industry Advisory Council to provide advice on how to improve the lives of people with disability and carers.
“The council will bring together industry, the service sector, peak bodies, people with disability and carers to work closely with the Government on policies affecting people with disability and carers,” he said.
“These measures will help the Abbott Government deliver a better deal for people with disability and carers.“