Changes to NDIS planning, access, reasonable and necessary, appeals and the way your NDIS plan is funded are all about to change with the introduction of compulsory assessments and other changes in new NDIS legislation.
These tick-a-box assessments will determine who gets support from the NDIS – and how much support they get.
These are the biggest changes to the NDIS since the scheme began. And they are being rushed in despite the concerns of people with disability and their families and the organisations that support them.
But this fight is far from over
The government is planning to change the NDIS Act to make these assessments compulsory for all new and existing NDIS participants. Other changes to the legislation aim to limit ‘reasonable and necessary’, remove the ability to appeal your funding amount, and more.
The legislation will hit the Parliament very soon.
The federal government cannot get their proposed changes through parliament if key Members of Parliament and Senators vote against their legislation.
So we need every single Senator and Member of Parliament to hear from people with disability and their families about why they are so concerned.
And stop it before it goes any further.
What you can do
It doesn’t matter how much or how little you can do – every little bit counts. Here are some ways you can take action with help on our website:
We know how much everyone has on their plate at the moment. So we have done as much of the work for you as we can.
We have set up all the details of all the federal MPs and key crossbench Senators with emails all ready to go.
These changes will be introduced very soon. So NOW is the time to take action and speak out.
This is our NDIS. We fought for it. And we won’t stop fighting until it works the way it should.
NDIS assessment explainers
Get breakdowns of all of the big announcements and changes from the government and NDIA as they come out. Check out all the NDIS assessment explainers in the news hub.