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Almost one in three jobs created last year was for the NDIS Confused


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Something I learned this week - NDIS is only for under 65s. Don't know what you do if you're over 65 with a disability.
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Federal Government spending near record levels on the back of NDIS forecast blowout.

Forecast to be 125 billion a year by 2034

Keep digging up that iron ore, coal & gas fellas. Pretty sure our new solar panel manufacturing industry wont be paying for it Ouch

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All sounds good of course - looking after those in need

Until you have to pay for it Ouch

Can you just imagine the noses in the trough - refer pink bats , school halls - deary me LOL

Yep - going the same old way it always does with this lot - spend, spend , spend, spend..............
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In the past 12 months total NDIS has blown out by 13.1 billion

Only about an extra 32 million a day extra over a four year forecast period
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& total NDIS participants are forecast to more than double over the next decade.

No wonder we need to increase immigration - all the locals are incapacitated LOL 
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& yet we feverishly continually want to talk down our golden goose !

We really deserve what we are going to get in this country. 

Thank Christ I wort be around to see it.
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Something I learned this week - NDIS is only for under 65s. Don't know what you do if you're over 65 with a disability.
Makes sense to me - the priority should be young people

I'm always amazed at how many homes are made disabled friendly for 70 & 80 years olds. Costs an absolute fortune re wheelchair access / bathroom handrails / bed modifications & the like
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Do private enterprise big builds of anything, whether built for governments or built for private investors, ever come in on budget?LOL I suspect not.

The iron law of megaprojects - "over budget, over time, under benefits, over and over again."
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Without any facts to back it up I'd still suggest private projects are better placed to meet both forecast performance & financial outcomes.
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Although with all this renewable's stuff falling off the rails of late  - more often than not fattened up with Government Subsidy - you may be correct
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Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Almost one in three jobs created last year was for the NDIS Confused



Hence a tightening/review 
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Originally posted by mc41 mc41 wrote:

Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Almost one in three jobs created last year was for the NDIS Confused



Hence a tightening/review 
I believe the cost of companies running employment agencies is also expensive 
Ie 80%( thereabouts) of the government funding is actually used in running the company 
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Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

All sounds good of course - looking after those in need

Until you have to pay for it Ouch

Can you just imagine the noses in the trough - refer pink bats , school halls - deary me LOL

Yep - going the same old way it always does with this lot - spend, spend , spend, spend..............
Wow didn’t mention company directors with snouts in the trough ? Or executives on massive wages etc …
Just “ this lot” 
Guess you’re like Fox News fair and balanced 
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Originally posted by mc41 mc41 wrote:

Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

All sounds good of course - looking after those in need

Until you have to pay for it Ouch

Can you just imagine the noses in the trough - refer pink bats , school halls - deary me LOL

Yep - going the same old way it always does with this lot - spend, spend , spend, spend..............
Wow didn’t mention company directors with snouts in the trough ? Or executives on massive wages etc …
Just “ this lot” 
Guess you’re like Fox News fair and balanced 

So Einstein should the people on NDIS just be means tested ? 
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You need to keep up MC 41

I have been one of the biggest critics over the years re Executive salaries. Throw in Medical Specialists as well. In fact i can recall many a heated discussion on it

The fact remains the NDIS is heading for trouble. Whilst it is a noble cause to subsidise / facilitate / compensate every physical & mental anomaly that face everyday Australians its just not practical. There isn't a country in the world that can afford it - with the vast majority not even going close. For example, in India 99% of the population just go home to die if they have renal failure. $2000 / week to provide Dialysis is just not a financially viable option. In Australia we are fortunate that we can. Lucky us no doubt.

However, the forecast doubling of NDIS recipients over the next few years  - & the accompanying financial blowout - needs to be addressed now before the whole kit & kaboodle comes tumbling down. I'm not convinced Shorten et al are equipped with the frankness to say how it is. 

Private Health cover is a form of assets test. My sister is in her last days with stage 4 lung cancer & has always been in top Private Health cover all her life. Always said it was the best money she ever spent to get peace of mind if / when she got sick. Hundreds of thousands of extra dollars I would suggest over her lifetime. Yet in the past few months she has been located / treated in a large Public Hospital - sharing wards with up to 5 others. Waits days / weeks for attention / advise from a stack of so called medical specialists. Why - because that is primarily where the facilities / specialists that are needed to treat her are based. I'm sure she is disillusioned. So I think she would see herself as being means tested 
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Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

You need to keep up MC 41

I have been one of the biggest critics over the years re Executive salaries. Throw in Medical Specialists as well. In fact i can recall many a heated discussion on it

The fact remains the NDIS is heading for trouble. Whilst it is a noble cause to subsidise / facilitate / compensate every physical & mental anomaly that face everyday Australians its just not practical. There isn't a country in the world that can afford it - with the vast majority not even going close. For example, in India 99% of the population just go home to die if they have renal failure. $2000 / week to provide Dialysis is just not a financially viable option. In Australia we are fortunate that we can. Lucky us no doubt.

However, the forecast doubling of NDIS recipients over the next few years  - & the accompanying financial blowout - needs to be addressed now before the whole kit & kaboodle comes tumbling down. I'm not convinced Shorten et al are equipped with the frankness to say how it is. 

Private Health cover is a form of assets test. My sister is in her last days with stage 4 lung cancer & has always been in top Private Health cover all her life. Always said it was the best money she ever spent to get peace of mind if / when she got sick. Hundreds of thousands of extra dollars I would suggest over her lifetime. Yet in the past few months she has been located / treated in a large Public Hospital - sharing wards with up to 5 others. Waits days / weeks for attention / advise from a stack of so called medical specialists. Why - because that is primarily where the facilities / specialists that are needed to treat her are based. I'm sure she is disillusioned. So I think she would see herself as being means tested 
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Same with my cousin. I virtually forced him to cancel his private health insurance because I knew his dying condition would automatically force him into the public health system. 

  
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Forget ideology, it's a battle between politicians and lawyers that is shaping immigration policies



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Well it looks Albo has learnt little as he has plucked Samantha Mostyn to be Australia’s’ next Governor General despite her past controversial comment’s on social media.

Ms.Mostyn wiped her social media presence before Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced her as David Hurley's replacement on Wednesday morning. The once prolific Tweeter no longer has active X, Instagram or LinkedIn accounts, though it's unclear precisely when she removed them all. But posts she made over the years offer an extraordinary insight into the politics of the woman now tasked with representing King Charles in Australia.

 A true champion of Balmain latte sipping cyclists she referred to Australia Day as Invasion Day and urged the country not to ‘waste’ the opportunity offered by the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

This is the same woman also appeared to celebrate the election of the Teal independents at the 2022 federal election. 

'Just in case you hadn't already heard them roar,' she tweeted - sharing an article about the 'pro-climate women who took on the Liberal Party and won.

Another tone- deaf appointee from a tone-deaf government. How on earth do her views represent the broad beliefs and feelings of the nation ?

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Senior ALP and Coalition figures on Wednesday were surprised by Albanese’s pick. While Mostyn has an impressive corporate resume, her appointment is being viewed as one of the more political in recent history.

Mostyn, a former communications and policy adviser to Paul Keating who worked for Labor ministers Bob Collins and Michael Lee, attended Albanese’s 2022 election victory party at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL. Speaking at a business lunch last year Mostyn ruled-out nuclear power as a medium-term option for the country’s energy mix. 

Alternative options floated as potential Governor-General appointments - some of whom Albanese would have considered - included Kim Beazley, Julia Gillard, Linda Burney, Tom Calma, Ken Wyatt, Susan Kiefel and Glyn Davis, but no, Albo gave the gig to former staffer and activist friend with similar views as to his own.

 

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Bob, why keep downloading rabid right wing cr@p like that from DailyMail.com, without attribution mind you, which selectively and disgracefully downplays her career and accomplishments over the last 30 years? 

Fair dinkum, it's becoming absolutely and entirely tiresome.
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Bob, why keep downloading rabid right wing cr@p like that from DailyMail.com, without attribution mind you, which selectively and disgracefully downplays her career and accomplishments over the last 30 years? 

Fair dinkum, it's becoming absolutely and entirely tiresome.
SC, most of those comments are attributable to myself, with a few comments from The Australian and the Daily News, unfortunately I could find nothing in The Gurdian.
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Bob her appointment has been hailed by all sectors of Australian life, including the following comments from notable people from the conservative side of politics along with a past Governor General:

Mark Vaile, a former deputy prime minister who has known Mostyn for two decades, said she was “one of the most appropriately experienced Australians to take on this job”.  “Sam’s had a significant level of experience in the business community. She also has a deep experience in and around politics in Australia, particularly on those specific issues of equity and diversity that she’s always pursued tirelessly,” said Vaile, who served on Virgin Australia’s board with Mostyn for almost a decade.

I am delighted that an Australian woman of eminence, and obvious capability is going to be our next governor-general.

Sir Peter Cosgrove, former governor-general

Kate Carnell, deputy chair of Beyond Blue under Ms Mostyn and earlier Liberal Party First Minister in the ACT, called it "just an amazing appointment."

"She brings together exactly the skill-set I think we want in a governor-general," said Ms Carnell, who was also ACT chief minister and chief of business group ACCI.

"We've got somebody who is an astute businesswoman. But she is also a huge advocate for women, domestic violence, equity … climate change and Indigenous Australians.

"Whoever she deals with, she deals with as an equal, as somebody she cares about. She listens and importantly she acts on things that are important to her."



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I bet she's not a monarchist.Tongue
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refreshing to see a bright progressive woman as GG. 
Albo is on another winner
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refreshing to see a bright progressive woman as GG. 
Albo is on another winner

Another winner? What was his last winner ? Getting a private RAF flight to the Hunter Valley and giving Bowen the Khyber to find his own way there.
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I bet she's not a monarchist.Tongue

A hypocrit then, for accepting the role! Big smile
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700,000 foreign students into australia.
Another dubious income stream for the government.

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