Disability insurance scheme comes in at $1.6bn less than expected, but advocates blame shortfall on problems for people accessing the scheme.
Two of the biggest savings in the budget have come from the welfare sector with data-matching technology expected to save $2.1bn over the next five years from social security payments and a slower than expected uptake of plans under the National Disability Insurance Scheme delivering an immediate $1.6bn boost to the budget bottom line.
The $2.1bn saving in social security payments is one of the few big ticket savings in this year’s budget…
SOURCE: Anne Davies. “Slow rollout of NDIS and Automated Welfare system to Save budget billions.” The Guardian, 02 April 2019.
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