Following strong feedback, the Senate has referred the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 for another review. Public submissions are now open, giving you the chance to provide your feedback and influence the future of the NDIS.

Why This Matters

The Bill proposes significant changes to the NDIS, which could impact how participants access the scheme and how their support needs are assessed and funded. While some amendments have been made, there are still important concerns.

Key Issues

  • Co-design: The Bill now requires the Minister to consider co-design principles, but it doesn’t make this a legal requirement.
  • Whole of Person Approach: The Bill may not fully account for people with multiple and interrelated disabilities, which could lead to inadequate support.
  • Right to a New Assessment: The Bill lacks a clear provision for participants to challenge or replace needs assessments they find inappropriate.
  • Information Requests: The NDIA still has broad powers to request information and mandate medical assessments, which could be problematic.
  • Limits on Support and Spending: The Bill gives the NDIA wide authority to control how participants use their supports and funding, raising concerns about participant autonomy.

How You Can Help

This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the proposed changes and help shape the future of the NDIS. The Senate Committee is seeking feedback from individuals and organisations within the community.

Submission Details

  • Deadline: Submissions are open until 12 July.
  • Read about the changes: Check out this explainer by the Justice and Equity Centre for a detailed explanation.
  • How to Submit: Send in your feedback at the link below.

Ready to Have Your Say?

Your voice matters in shaping the future of the NDIS! To submit your feedback, follow the instructions provided by the Senate Committee. You can access the submission portal and additional information at the following link: Submit Your Feedback Here.

Take Action Now

Make your voice heard and ensure that the NDIS continues to provide the necessary support for people with disability. Join the conversation and contribute to this important process.

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