Legislation, Acts, Guidelines, Discussion Papers

Accessible Housing Options Paper Consultation Report

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.

Single Charter of Aged Care Rights

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.

Strengthening ILC: A national strategy towards 2022

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.

Report: Livable housing design: the costs and benefits to Australian society

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.

Supreme Court rules that Owners Corporations must not discriminate

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

National Disability Insurance Scheme Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules 2018

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (Code of Conduct) Rules 2018

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