Money

Money

Back in 2013, when (then Senator) Mitch Fifield was coalition spokesperson for the NDIS, I remember asking him how he’d manage to fund the scheme. He looked me straight in the eye. “All the advice we’ve received says the scheme is affordable. We must assume that...
The ACT split

The ACT split

A story in yesterday’s Australian newspaper blew open details of an increasing rift between (Labor’s) Andrew Barr – Chief Minister since 2014 – and (Green’s) Disability Minister Emma Davidson, who was first elected in 2020.   It’s no secret the...
The politics of disability

The politics of disability

It was originally scheduled for release this month. The rumour now is that it will be taken to Cabinet and actually presented to the public in, possibly, mid-November. Your guess is as good as any other, so pick a date.  The big question is, of course, is how much...