The Australian: Disability levy 'would mean more savings'
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THE Gillard government will
today face calls for yet another tax levy, to raise $5 billion to
fund a national disability insurance scheme.
But economic modelling shows the
program could pay for itself if it helps just a small percentage of
its clients into work.
The Productivity Commission will
today hand down its report into a national disability insurance
scheme and it is expected to deliver the government a political
headache with calls for a Medicare levy-style payment of about 0.8
per cent to fund the scheme.
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