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. The committee is also interested to know how service providers are finding the transition to the new scheme. A public hearing is scheduled for Melbourne on 8 November where you have the opportunity to speak to the committee in person. No  end date for written submissions has yet been provided.

Register now – Mental health specific input to Community Services Industry Plan

Make sure you have a say in this consultation process. It will be vital to have a mental health perspective in this initiative. Don’t delay in registering to attend one of VICSERV’s consultation sessions below. The Human Services and Health Partnership Implementation Committee (HSHPIC), co-chaired by VCOSS and DHHS, is supporting the industry to prepare … Continued

A Strong Future for Supported Employment Consultation

Closing date: March 9, 2018

People with disability and their families and carers, Australian Disability Enterprises, employers of people with disability, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders are invited to make a written submission responding to the discussion paper: ‘Ensuring a strong future for supported employment’. The discussion paper poses questions to encourage discussion around three core policy areas: Strategies to support … Continued

Review of the Vulnerable people in emergencies policy

This Discussion Paper (the paper) is an opportunity for the broader emergency management and community services sectors to provide feedback and raise ideas about how the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable Victorians can be enhanced during an emergency. It presents an opportunity to identify gaps in the current policy framework and offer contemporary solutions. The … Continued

Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) now open

Part 34 of the Transport Standards requires the Minister, in consultation with the Attorney-General, to review the efficiency and effectiveness of these Standards within 5 years after they take effect; and carry out a subsequent review every 5 years after the initial review. Previous reviews were conducted in 2007 and 2012. The Review must consider … Continued

Closing date: March 13, 2018

This inquiry will investigate the need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs, including: the number of deaths and injuries attributed to accidents involving mobility scooters in Australia since their introduction; the causes of these accidents; any current regulations governing the use of mobility scooters throughout Australia; comparison of Australian regulations with … Continued

Market Readiness Inquiry

Terms of Reference As part of the committee’s role to inquire into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will inquire into and report on market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, with particular reference to: the transition to a market based system for service providers; participant … Continued