Legislation, Acts, Guidelines, Discussion Papers

The Third Review of Transport Standards

Part 34 of the Transport Standards requires the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, in consultation with the Attorney-General to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards. The final report contains 24 findings and 9 recommendations that will be considered by the Australian Government in its response to the review which is proposed to be released in early 2022.

Updated NDIS Operational Guidelines

Operational Guidelines are based on the NDIS Legislation and Rules. They explain what is considered, and how decisions are made based on the legislation. The new guidelines are written in plain English to make it clearer and easier to understand NDIS processes in a more logical way. The new sets of guidelines include ‘How NDIS supports work’, ‘Supports you can access’ and ‘Your plan’.

Information Paper: Improving the National Disability Insurance Scheme 

This paper provides information on the package of reforms that will deliver a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS. It’s about making a better participant experience and improved access and planning. When implemented, these reforms will make the NDIS work better for participants, their families and carers.

Disability Service Safeguards – Code of Conduct

The Code sets out the obligations that all Victorian disability workers must abide by and provides a standard to protect people with disability from harm and abuse. The Code is designed to complement the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework to promote a safe and skilled disability workforce within Victoria. The Code adopts the NDIS Code … Continued

Care facilities directions (No 2)

This direction replaces the Care facilities direction, previously the Aged Care facilities direction, which restricted entry to all aged care facilities. It continues restrictions to care facilities, including alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, disability residential care and homelessness residential facilities. They came into force at midnight on 13 April 2020.

Decoding the Code of Conduct

From 1 July 2018 a new NDIS Code of Conduct was introduced as part of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. The Code sets out expectations for safe and ethical services and supports for both NDIS providers and workers. So what do you need to know?

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.