The federal government expects the new board of the national disability insurance scheme to have some lived experience of disability.
It has also invited those board members whose terms expire next year to reapply for their positions.
Labor has accused the government of jeopardising the future of the scheme after posting job ads for the roles nine months in advance.
There are also concerns the new crop won’t have to know what it’s like to live with a disability.
Two existing board members have a disability, while another four have family members with impairments.
Disability advocates believe the required big company experience won’t cut it.