NDIS Levy Will Generate Growth : comment
If, heaven forfend, a certain Opposition Leader was ever to fall over his handlebars onto his noggin, who or what is going to look after his showering needs, treat his bedsores, mush his tucker, stop him absconding, restrain any violence, take him to the day care centre, putin ramps, sort out the mortgage and keep food on the family table? Disability Care will.
While the Opposition's Joe Hockey is playing bad cop (see the Australian if you can bear to), let us also consider the fact that the Opposition never decries mining subsidies or defence spending or banking profits as impeding growth. Disability Care will boost the economy by putting more family carers back into the full time workforce, It will reduce the long term cost to taxpayers of unnecessary mental and physical decline caused by lack of therapies, equipment and assistance early on. The cost of 'capping' or limiting a persons' overall potential, their level of community contribution and participation is many hundreds or thousands of dollars more than early intervention. Disability Care will increase the pool of workers engaged in disability care and therapies. It will boost service providers and reduce the uncertainty experienced by disability sector charities. Disability Care will in fact, boost growth.
Jane Salmon Disabilty Carer and Advocate Lindfield NSW 2070
Link to Disability Carers Demonstrating at John Howard's electorate office in 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EmgN_cii6Uw#!