Julia Gillard Announces Increase In Medicare Levy


Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin, Australian Prime Minister... News PhotoAustralia,Australian Culture,Disability,Government,Julia Gillard,Melbourne - Australia,Politics,Press Conference,Prime Minister,Reform,Vertical,Wayne SwanPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01: (L-R) Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Treasurer Wayne Swan are seen after a press conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Office on May 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Gillard has announced that the Federal Government will increase the Medicare levy on income tax from 1.5 to two percent to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The levy will begin on July 1, 2014 and is expected to raise around $3.2 billion annually towards the NDIS which is expected to cost $8 billion per year. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)