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.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Closing date: July 1, 2019

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 community forum will be held from 9.30am to 12.00pm on Friday, 3 May 2019, at White Night Receptions, 42 Hampstead Road, Maidstone, VIC 3012. Commissioners Richard Tracey AM RFD QC and Lynelle Briggs AO will attend.

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Closing date: July 5, 2019

The Victorian Government has established a Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia. Community consultation sessions have now commenced across Victoria during April and May 2019.  All Victorians are invited to attend these consultations, including community members, people living with mental illness, their family members and carers, and those with an interest in mental health. If you are not able to attend then you can make a written submission to the Royal Commission. Video, audio and written submissions will be accepted.

A national disability strategy for beyond 2020

Closing date: June 30, 2019

The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. It is also the main way Australia implements the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia, making sure people with disability can participate in all areas of Australian life. At the end of 2020 the Strategy will end and governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for beyond 2020. 

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

On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). The Terms of Reference and Fact Sheet is now available with a dedicated website to go live shortly.

NDIS Thin Markets Project

Closing date: May 31, 2019

An online consultation is now open to collect feedback which will develop strategies to address supply gaps in the NDIS “thin markets” – locations where there are not enough services. The disability services sector, people with disability, their families and carers are encouraged to share their thoughts by making a written submission on the issues raised in the Discussion Paper, completing a short online survey or participating in face to face workshops and target interviews.