Jill Singer, Herald Sun, 23 February, 2011
The political argy-bargy about a relatively small flood levy does not augur well for the millions of Australians holding out for the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The promised NDIS will require additional public funding of at least $5 billion a year, which is roughly three times the amount to be raised by the contentious flood levy.
The Productivity Commission will soon report on its recommendations for how the NDIS will be set up and paid for. It is widely expected the commission will recommend partly funding the NDIS by increasing the Medicare levy from 1.5 per cent to 2.3 per cent.
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