Why are the Coalition’s kids so bad?
The Coalition’s policy for the next five years of universal primary and secondary education is set to be presented to the Australian public at the end of March, a few months before the national election.
The policy will be accompanied by a series of “pilot programs” that aim to boost the skills of the disadvantaged, particularly those with disabilities.
Labor has promised to increase funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the health service and disability benefits for disabled Australians.
The Coalition will also expand the work-related placements for people with disabilities, including an extra 300,000 jobs in the “health, disability and training” sector.
Key points:A key question for Labor is what the impact of these policies will be on the quality of education and employment, with the Coalition pledging to increase job vacancies and support in the disability sectorA key part of the plan is a national work-focused scheme for children and families, with Labor promising to fund more support for families and schools in the long-termThe plan will see more than $20 billion a year earmarked for the NDIS, a key part in the Coalition policy to increase the number of people in disability support services.
The program will see an additional 300,00 jobs added to the NDISA and a more than half a million jobs in schools and the workplace.
The changes are set to make the NDISE, the health and disability support scheme for Australians aged 18-64, the largest employer in the economy, with a $3.6 billion surplus for the year, according to the Coalition.
The scheme is expected to deliver more than 2 million jobs, with employers contributing $3 billion a month.
The plan would also increase support for parents with children in childcare and education.
More than two-thirds of the scheme’s funding is already earmarked.
However, a major element of the policy is to provide a new national work focus, aimed at providing jobs for people aged under 25.
That will mean a total of 2.5 million jobs created for people working part-time, according a government source.
That would be a massive increase from the current level of more than 600,000 full-time jobs.
Key point:What does the policy mean for Australia’s disability population?
How will the policy impact on employment?
The Coalition has pledged to create 1.8 million full- and part- time jobs, and also expand work-based placements to help those with disability, particularly children and young people.
The government will also make $1 billion a week available to employers in the workplace to help them to create more flexible hours and work from home.
Labor’s plan also includes a national child and family support system.
The scheme will see a total $3bn a year allocated for child care, $1.5 billion a day to support parents with young children and $600 million a year for families with young people in childcare.
Labor wants to give families more control over when they get child support payments.
Labor will also introduce a scheme to increase work-force participation, with an additional $500 million for childcare and $1 million a week to support employers.
Labor would also boost the number and quality of apprenticeships, and create an apprenticeship funding model that would pay businesses an additional 1.5 per cent of their annual revenue.
The National Disability Compensation Scheme (NDCS) will also see an increase in payments for people who are aged 65 and over and receive benefits.
The NDCS is the only national disability insurance scheme to offer disability-related payments, with only a small number of Australians able to receive payments.
The disability system in Australia is very complicated, with more than 1.3 million Australians on disability payments.
It is not clear how much of the new funding would be earmarked to pay for people in the care of their families, however, Labor has said that “a substantial proportion” of the program’s funding would go towards paying for the cost of providing support for children, young people and families.
The $2.5bn a week in support for employers will be paid out in the form of a $2 per hour increase in the basic rate, a $600 increase in child care payments and a $500 increase in paid parental leave.
Labor says the changes would create 3 million full and part time jobs and 1.6 million jobs for young people aged between 16 and 25, but has not said how many of those jobs would be paid for by the government.
Labor leader Bill Shorten said the new policy was a big step forward, but it was still unclear how many jobs would go to people who were already on benefits.
“The NDSS has been a disaster for the most vulnerable Australians, who have been left out in a cold sweat as the NDS will now be funded with their wages and benefits,” Mr Shorten told reporters in Canberra.
“This will make it easier for the NDC to get the jobs it needs to keep the lights on and to ensure the disability system is the health system that