NDIS to create 20,000 jobs in Queensland

UP to 20,000 extra careers will be created across the state under a National Disability Insurance Scheme jobs boom for the state.

 

The NDIS will boost carer jobs and improve care for those who need it.

And nearly double the number of people with a disability who receive support now will get the help they need.

The National Disability Insurance Agency last night released a report that described the flow-on effect to the economy as the disability support market expands from $1.8 billion at present to $4.3 billion in 2020.

It said a whopping 1850 jobs would be created in Beenleigh, 1450 in Robina and 1400 in Caboolture/Strathpine.

More than 2000 people will find jobs in Brisbane as job opportunities double in Cairns to 2000, Mackay to 1100, Rockhampton to 1800 and Townsville to 2400.

In Ipswich, job opportunities are tipped to nearly triple from about 1000 jobs now to about 3000. There was similarly good news in Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Maryborough and Toowoomba.

 

At the same time, the number of people getting support will rise from 47,900 people to 91,200 in 2019. It also previewed an increased demand for new products and technologies that could be met by entrepreneurial businesses.

Social Services Minister Christian Porter and Assistant Disability Minister Jane Prentice will today laud the jobs creation as well as the social change the scheme will bring as it rolls out in full across the state from July 2016 over three years.

“The NDIS will inject $2.5 billion into the Queensland economy and double the disability services workforce,” Mr Porter said.

The NDIS, which provides individualised support to people with permanent and significant disability, was introduced by the Gillard government.

 

Read more at http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/ndis-to-create-20000-jobs-in-queensland/news-story/3cc62d5d63945d9aed0c81ddfa169561

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