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Disability Services

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"The number of service users across all service groups increased by nearly 50% between  2003–04 and 2008–09 (to 279,000 individuals). Employment and respite services registered the highest increases in service users over this period (70% and 67% respectively). Meanwhile, total government expenditure on disability support services increased by 29% in real terms. Each of the five main service groups—accommodation support, community support, community access, respite and employment—registered real increases in total expenditure. Community support and respite had the largest increases, of more than 60% and 40% respectively, between 2003–04 and 2008–09.”

 

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