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. Commissioners have invited each approved aged care provider under the Aged Care Act 1997 to make an early written submission in relation to each aged care service or outlet they operate.

Call for submissions: Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Closing date: May 31, 2019

Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words of non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up chronically ill, deaf, Deaf or disabled. Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between.

NDIS launches test of new and improved website – Have your say

Closing date: January 31, 2019

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) new test website has been launched for community feedback. The test version has been developed following extensive consultation and testing with participants, families, carers, providers and representatives from the disability sector.

Royal Commission into Mental Health Terms of Reference Consultation

Closing date: January 27, 2019

The Victorian Government is establishing a Royal Commission into Mental Health – the first of its kind in Australia.

They are seeking your input to develop the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health. The terms of reference will detail the Royal Commission’s task.

Review of the Victorian child safe standards

Closing date: February 22, 2019

The DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) is undertaking a review of the child safe standards. They invite organisations, their staff and volunteers, peak associations, relevant authorities and regulators, members of the community who work with children, children and young people aged 16 or above and parents to participate.

Cardinia Shire Public Toilet Consultation

The Shire of Cardinia is trying to understand the need to provide specialist equipment for the disabled or severely disabled for toilet and change room facilities.