Budget savings have come at expense of people needing welfare support, advocates say

Budget savings have come at expense of people needing welfare support, advocates say
 

A national disability rights and advocacy organisation has said the smaller than expected budget deficit has come at the expense of people requiring social security support.
On Tuesday the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, revealed expenditure in this category came in at $6.3bn less than estimated in the 2017-18 budget, with national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) payments down $2.5bn.
Therese Sands, joint chief executive of People with Disability Australia, said it was worrying to see such a significant amount unspent on the NDIS had contributed to social security and welfare savings.
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26 September 2018 in World News, Views: 52
Source: Guardian
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