UPDATE. This discussion has moved on. We no longer want this scheme. We want to help people who actually need help and weed out the rorts. Disband the Department of Human Services, provide assistance for people with genuine needs through local charities. Think about the carers, not bureaucrats and social workers.
Not surprisingly the PM, and a lot of other people not aligned with the ALP are livid about NSW and Vic for dragging their feet on the National Disability
But hang on a minute. This is a major Government initiative but all they can find is a meagre 1 Billion over four years. How much is pledged to the great white elephant of the NBN and the pigs trough of money for Green energy? Get real fellas. And look at the sloppy planning.
Thousands of people are living lives of quiet desperation looking after multiply handicapped family members. That is why I have so much contempt for the Same Sex Marriage brigade. Nobody is suffering for want of same sex marriage. Get your freaking priorities in order and do something to help people in genuine need.
And the Government can get its priorities in order as well. Think about the carers and put some real money on the table. But before that, see if you can get some half decent planning in place so the money is not dissipated in admin costs.
Fair comment from Troppo.
When NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell not unreasonably pointed that out and suggested that it was just a part of a plot to pressure the States into long term funding they simply couldn’t afford, Prime Minister Gillard said that “funding arrangements for the trials would have no bearing on how the final scheme is funded.” Really? Try asking Ms Gillard whether the Commonwealth will commit to funding the whole $8 billion itself.