Bankstown will be one of the first roll-out locations in NSW to get Disability Care, Member for Blaxland Jason Clare announced today.
“Labor built Medicare. And now Labor is building DisabilityCare” Mr Clare said.
“DisabilityCare is a great Labor reform – it means that people with significant and permanent disabilities will get the care and support the need”.
“This means around 4,500 local people with a disability and 1,800 carers in the Bankstown local government area will be among the first in New South Wales to benefit from DisabilityCare”
“DisabilityCare Australia will also significantly expand the disability services sector in Bankstown.
“In contrast, Tony Abbott will make cuts which will hurt local families, like cutting the School Kids Bonus, superannuation and local health and hospital services.
Labor has invested more than $14 billion in addition to existing Commonwealth disability funding to roll out DisabilityCare Australia across the country by 2019.
If Labor is re-elected, the Commonwealth will contribute around $3.3 billion in 2018-19 to support people with disability in New South Wales.
DisabilityCare Australia is already operating in four launch sites around Australia, including the Hunter region in New South Wales. The rest of New South Wales will be progressively rolled out from July 2016 until the entire state is covered by mid-2018 to support around 150,000 people with disability.
28 AUGUST 2013 BANKSTOWN
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