The options for the Regulatory Impact Assessment of options for potential minimum accessibility standards for housing were outlined in the Options Paper released in 2018 and was accompanied by a national consultation process. This report details the results from the consultations.
Legislation, Acts, Guidelines, Discussion Papers
This single charter of rights across aged care is part of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework and takes effect from 1 July 2019. It replaces the four current charters that relate to care recipients’ rights and responsibilities. The Charter is easy to read and focuses on high-level consumer rights and provides the same rights to all aged care recipients, regardless of the type of care and services they receive.
Australians with disability are set to benefit from a new approach to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building program.
The Corporate Plan covers the period 2018–19 to 2021–22 and sets out how the NDIS Commission will uphold the rights and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of NDIS participants.
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, announced a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Market Enablement Framework.
The purpose of this guide is to explain the NDIS principles including the NDIS access requirements to mental health professionals.
“The argument for mandating at the Livable Housing Design gold level (Option 3) is compelling.”
This guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care. The Guideline emphasises the importance of listening to individuals and their families about the impact of the behaviours on family life.
More Victorians living with disability will be supported to create a meaningful career in the public sector, as part of the state’s first disability employment action plan launched today.
MP Martin Foley introduced a bill to safeguard rights of people with a disability as we roll out the NDIS. .
Australian Network of Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) conducted The Livable Housing Design Survey, and found that 70% of participants supported regulation. Over 50% of the participants called for an education and awareness strategy to accompany regulation so that everyone understood its purpose and relevance.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissions intervention in the Supreme Court case of Owners Corporation v Anne Black got a great result for people with a disability seeking reasonable adjustments from owners corporations. The Supreme Court’s decision makes it clear that our Equal Opportunity Act requires owners corporations to make reasonable adjustments for both tenants and … Continued
In November 2016, as part of a “zero tolerance” approach to the abuse of people with disability, the Victorian Government announced it would establish an independent, legislated registration and accreditation scheme for Victoria’s disability workforce.
These rules set out some of the conditions that providers must comply with to become and remain registered NDIS providers. They also set out the NDIS Practice Standards that apply to all registered NDIS providers, and those that apply to providers delivering more complex supports in areas such as behaviour support, early childhood supports, specialist support coordination and specialist disability accommodation.
The NDIS Code of Conduct applies to all NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by them, regardless of whether they are registered. The NDIS Code of Conduct supports the rights of people with disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme to have access to safe and ethical supports, and reflects the core values and principles set out in the National Standards for Disability Services, the National Mental Health Standards and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013