NDIS changes to close costly ‘loophole’ before it becomes ‘gaping wound’, Bill Shorten says

Budget forecasts $14.4bn in savings from national disability insurance scheme, which minister says will come from changes to plan rules

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Bill Shorten has said most of the federal government’s planned $14.4bn NDIS savings over the next four years will come from changes yet to pass parliament, as he promised to shut down a plan inflation “loophole” before it becomes a “gaping wound”.

The 2024-25 federal budget shows Labor is banking on a total of $27.9bn in savings to fund a number of measures. Of that total, $14.4bn is expected to be freed up by moderating the national disability insurance scheme’s expected growth of $15.9bn to just $1.5bn by 2027-28.

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