A huge report on NDIS independent assessments has just been released. Here’s our very quick summary of what the Joint Standing Committee said they heard, and what they recommend the Federal Government and NDIA should do next.
Kevin Andrews MP is the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS.
On Tuesday, October 18, Kevin Andrews handed the Committee’s report over to the Federal Government in the House of Representatives.
This report is the result of an enormous inquiry by the committee which started in December 2020. Many, many people with disability, families, advocates, providers, experts, and groups from right across Australia had (a lot) of involvement in it. More than 900 people from the Every Australian Counts community had a say in our huge joint submission to the committee.
On Monday November 29 2021, two new reports on the NDIS were released in the House of Representatives.
Kevin Andrews MP released the latest NDIS General Issues inquiry report, as well as the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission inquiry report.
The NDIS General Issues report also contains an interim report on the latest inquiry into the future of the NDIS, which allows the Committee to further investigate issues that came up – but were out of scope – during the Independent Assessments inquiry.
Shadow NDIS Minister Bill Shorten MP also made comments about the reports and the NDIS more generally.