News | 6 May 2024

Every Australian Counts Upcoming Community Forum on the Changes to the NDIS Act

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The biggest changes to our NDIS ever are currently being considered by our parliament. So please join our online community forum this Saturday, May 11 to understand more

The biggest changes to our NDIS ever are currently being considered by our parliament. So please join our online community forum this Saturday, May 11 to understand more about the changes, and to have your say on the bill. We will be joined by a very special guest, senior lawyer Mitchell Skipsey, from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).

Mitchell will explain:

  • What changes are in the NDIS bill.

  • What these changes could mean for you.

Interactive Q&A and Open Discussion

Following Mitchell’s presentation, there will be a Q&A session. This is your opportunity to ask questions and tell EAC what you think of the proposed changes.

You will also have an opportunity to have your say on what you think of the bill and what you want to happen next. Your input will help shape our response to the new legislation.

Registration Details

Please note that registration is required to attend this forum. You can register here. A link to the forum will be sent to you the day before and on the day of the event. Please check your spam folder to make sure you have the Zoom link.

Accessibility and Contact Information

We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate in this forum. An Auslan interpreter and live captioning will be available. If you have any other access needs, please email  as soon as possible.

Please join us in making sure the NDIS delivers on its promise to people with disability.

Go deep into the NDIS Bill

Want to learn more before coming to the forum? On this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, I chat with disability law experts Mitchell Skipsey, and Dr. Darren O’Donovan to understand the changes to the NDIS Act.

We explore the reasons for the changes, and how the various changes may impact on NDIS participants. Check it out by clicking on the link here or below.

Read the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s Explainer

Still want more information about the bill? PIAC has put together an explainer document to outline what the proposed legislative changes actually mean. You can read it here.

The Explainer raises our concerns with:

  • proposed changes to how people can access the NDIS;
  • proposed changes to how supports are assessed and funding, with a tightening of the types of supports the NDIS will fund; and
  • new powers given to the Minister to make decisions that will determine the method for calculating budgets and how needs assessments are conducted, with limited Parliamentary oversight.


We know that many people in our community are worried about the proposed changes to our NDIS. Please remember that we are in this together. We are a strong community with a loud voice. We will do everything that we can to protect our NDIS and the key principles of choice and control for people with disability.

Finally, remember that you can raise your concerns with decision-makers by making a submission to the Senate Inquiry. You can also speak at an upcoming hearing. It is important that they hear your voice.

Take care everyone and please reach out for support if you need it. The number for Lifeline is 13 11 14.

Kind Regards,

Dr George  Taleporos

Independent Chair

Every Australian Counts

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