30 Apr 2013

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry"s Peter Anderson says no to NDIS. "I wonder have you ever been disabled Peter!"


Peter Anderson, the chief executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry thinks the NDIS is gilt edged.




Australians do not need a ''gilt-edged'' National Disability Insurance Scheme and Julia Gillard would be making a ''big mistake'' if she raised the Medicare levy to pay for one.

''We don't necessarily need the gilt-edged scheme if we actually can't afford it,'' said Peter Anderson, the chief executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

While disability advocates support the idea of introducing a new levy to fund the $15 billion-a-year scheme, Mr Anderson said as far as the business community was concerned, the NDIS should be scaled back.

''The funding of it through a proposed levy would be a big mistake,'' Mr Anderson told Fairfax Media on Tuesday.

His comments come after Finance Minister Penny Wong confirmed on Tuesday that Labor was considering raising the Medicare levy to help pay for its National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Coalition, supports the scheme.


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