Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Responses to 'omnibus Bill'

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia response, posted 13 February 2017

Childcare linked to NDIS funding? An explainer

Every Australian Counts, 14 February 2017
The Turnbull Government yesterday announced they’d dedicate another $3billion to the NDIS but it’s not quite as simple as that. Here’s what has been happening in Canberra over the last 24 hours.

To cut a very long story short, two years ago the then Abbott Government committed over $4billion to childcare, making an average family with kids in childcare around $30 a week better off.

... We’ll keep an eye on it as it develops but if there is a positive to come from all this politicking, it has been to hear multiple senior members of government reaffirm their commitment to fully funding the NDIS.


Brakes put on Government's Omnibus Bill
Nick Xenophon,  media release, 14 February 2017
After exhaustive consideration, the Nick Xenophon Team will not support the Government’s Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 ...

Childcare changes: Nick Xenophon Team blocks Federal Government's omnibus bill
Matthew Doran and Julie Doyle, ABC News, 14 February 2017
The Nick Xenophon Team has announced it will not support the Federal Government's package of changes to child care and welfare benefits ... Without the support of the three Nick Xenophon Team senators from South Australia, the bill now needs the support of the Greens to pass the Upper House — something that appears unlikely ...

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