Our investment - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Our investment

In December 2012, the Queensland Government announced that it is investing an additional $868 million in disability services to help prepare for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out in Queensland.

The $868 million will be delivered incrementally between 2013 and 2019 to support preparations in the lead-up to NDIS commencement in 2016, and then support phasing in until all eligible Queenslanders are covered by 1 July 2019.

  • $25 million in 2013-14 – delivered in July 2013
  • $50 million in 2014-15 – delivered in July 2014
  • $80 million in 2015-16
  • $165 million in 2016-17
  • $235 million in 2017-18
  • $313 million in 2018-19

In 2019–20, an extra $197 million will be allocated to Queensland as its share of the funds raised from the 0.5% increase in the Medicare Levy, to assist with the cost of the NDIS in Queensland. This additional funding will allow Queensland to meet its estimated share of the NDIS’ costs of $2.03 billion in 2019–20.

The Australian Government will meet the balance of the cost, contributing an estimated $2.14 billion to the full scheme for Queensland residents. The Australian Government will also cover the full cost of participants who turn 65 or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants who turn 50 and choose to remain in the scheme.

The Productivity Commission will review costs in 2017 to inform the Council of Australian Governments' agreement on final scheme funding arrangements.

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