Submissions & Consultations

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS

The committee is calling for submissions and information from participants, their carers and family members, as well as service providers and registered plan management providers on the implementation and operation of the NDIS. The committee wants to understand the process that people with disability go through to become Scheme participants, and how they have received and used their package of supports.

Mental Health Inquiry

Closing date: April 5, 2019

This inquiry will examine the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity. It will look at how governments across Australia, employers, professional and community groups in healthcare, education, employment, social services, housing and justice can contribute to improving mental health for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Closing date: July 1, 2019

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Interested members of the public and institutions are invited to make submissions to the Royal Commission using an online form. The Royal Commission will continue to accept submissions until at least the end of June 2019. A date for the closing of submissions will be announced in the second half of 2019.

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

The Commission will work to deliver recommendations that improve outcomes for Victorians who experience mental illness. The terms of reference were released in February however submission and consultation dates are yet to be advised.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Closing date: March 29, 2019

People with disability, and other stakeholders, have the chance to provide feedback on draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Royal Commission will focus on what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. It is likely to cover all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability, no matter where it happens. It also seeks suggestions on how to make the Royal Commission more inclusive and accessible for people with disability. This consultation does not seek specific information on cases of abuse or violence.