NDIS Funding

May 16, 2017

Q. The federal budget includes a 0.5% increase to the Medicare levy for all taxpayers in order to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Do you think that this is the right approach, or that high income earners should bear a greater share of the cost of funding the NDIS? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Higher income earners should bear a greater share of the cost 56%   69% 44% 58% 62%
Increasing the Medicare levy for all taxpayers is the right approach 27%   15% 45% 23% 20%
Don’t know 17% 16% 11% 19% 17%

 

56% thought that higher income earners should bear a greater share of the cost of funding the NDIS. Those most likely to think this were ALP voters (69%), those earning between $78k and $104k per year (63%), and other party/independent voters (62%).

Those who thought that increasing the Medicare levy was the right approach were Liberal/National voters (45%), those aged 65+ (35%) and those earning over $104k per year (34%).

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