The ACTU strongly opposes the Government linking funding for the NDIS to cuts to pensioners, young families and the unemployed.
The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 will impact:
- Unemployed people
- Single parents
- Young families
- People with a disability
Quotes attributable to ACTU President Ged Kearney:
“Malcom Turnbull has chosen to pit low and middle income families against people with disabilities in order to deliver a $50 billion corporate tax hand out to his backers in the business community.”
“By linking funding for the NDIS to savage welfare cuts, Mr Turnbull’s priorities are clear for all to see – and they are not about looking after every day Australians.”
“His only goal is to deliver a $50 billion tax handout to wealthy corporate Australia, despite all evidence clearly proving it will lead to neither jobs nor growth.”
“This is more than just tricky politics by the Government, it’s clear the Prime Minster is out of touch and simply can’t be trusted to look after the most vulnerable in our community.