Scott Morrison’s plan to utilise Australia’s “big hearts” to fund the NDIS is under threat, with both Labor and the Greens raising concerns over the funding plan.

The Treasurer said it was time to put politics aside and ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme was fully funded.

It was a shift to the middle for the government, which had previously linked funding the $22 billion scheme to its doomed Omnibus bill, ditching the threats and moving to an increase of the Medicare Levy to raise $8 billion over four years, spreading the cost across all working Australians.

On Wednesday, Mr Morrison made it personal, telling the story of his brother-in-law Gary Warren, a fireman who was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis in 1999.

“People, he’s told me, are enormously generous, not just happy to help, but keen to help,” Mr Morrison told the National Press Club, where Mr Warren was in the audience.

“He said, it’s not flash being disabled, it’s not flash. But if there’s anything good about it, he said, it’s that you’re disabled in Australia. That’s an incredibly generous statement about the big heart of Australians. He and I both know they have big hearts. I don’t know a finer man than Gary Warren.

“So last night I was very proud to declare that as a Treasurer in the Turnbull Government, we would fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. That’s what this is about. That story.” The funding of the NDIS has been finalised. Now the journey of opening up community, education & employment begins for many PWD & families.??? Kurt Fearnley (@kurtfearnley) May 10, 2017 iFrameResize({checkOrigin:false},’#pez_iframe’); var frame = document.getElementById(“pez_iframe”);

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