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Budget Boosts Support For People With Disability

In light of the release of the 2024-2025 budget, the Albanese Labor Government is enhancing support for Australians with disabilities through increased investment in disability employment and the NDIS.

Here is a breakdown for you:

Key Initiatives:

Specialist Disability Employment Program:

  • Funding: An additional $227.6 million, totalling $5.4 billion over five years.
  • Launch: Starting July 1, 2025.
  • Goals: Improve employment opportunities, provide tailored supports, and introduce a single wage subsidy up to $10,000.

Disability Employment Centre of Excellence:

  • Funding: $23.3 million over four years.
  • Purpose: Enhance service quality and share best practices among employment service providers.

NDIS Evidence Advisory Committee:

  • Funding: $45.5 million over four years, plus $13.3 million annually ongoing from 2024-25.
  • Role: Offer independent advice on effective therapeutic supports to ensure evidence-based and cost-effective NDIS funding.

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline and Complaints Resolution and Referral Service:

  • Funding: An additional $2.6 million.
  • Function: Provide confidential channels for reporting abuse and raising concerns about disability services.

What does this mean for you?

These initiatives are part of a broader commitment to ensure high-quality, inclusive support for people with disability, based on findings from the Royal Commission and the independent NDIS review. As we receive more information, we will share this with you.

To read the full media release and for further details, visit:


Written by Amanda Robinson, B.A., MMentalHealth Prac.

Amanda is a professional with over a decade of dedicated experience in the fields of Mental Health and Disability. Her extensive expertise lies in navigating the intricate landscape of the Disability Sector. She brings a unique perspective to her work, being both a person with lived experience of disability and a compassionate carer. She has a passion for advocacy, making her a staunch champion for the rights and well-being of individuals facing similar challenges.


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