Submissions & Consultations

Participant First: Help shape the NDIS

The Participant First Initiative Is an opportunity for NDIS participants, their nominees, their carers or people with disability who are not NDIS participants to help shape and reform the NDIS. The NDIA want to hear from you about the best ways to improve their approach and to Help improve their policies, services, templates and more.

Improving the NDIS Public Consultation

Closing date: February 23, 2021

The National Disability Insurance Agency is making some big changes. Minister Robert released an information paper on Improving the NDIS. The paper sets out the reforms that will make the NDIS work better. In addition, the NDIA have released three papers for consultation. Two of the papers talk about the changes  to NDIS access, planning and plan budgets and the third paper talks about the early childhood early intervention approach and includes some recommendations to improve outcomes for young children and families. You are invited to read the discussion papers and  tell the NDIA how they should make the changes.

Safeguards and quality consultation

Closing date: February 1, 2021

This consultation is investigating how people with disability experience safeguards, what promotes quality in services, and how these may prevent and reduce exposure to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. An issues paper has been developed and includes 11 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses. The paper is available in Easy Read, PDF and DOCX.

Violence and abuse of people with disability at home

Closing date: February 26, 2021

The Disability Royal Commission is considering all forms of violence and abuse in the home (often referred to as domestic and family violence) inflicted by intimate partners, other family members and First Nations kinship networks as well as support workers, professionals, housemates, and co-residents in shared accommodation and group homes. The issues paper on Violence and abuse of people with disability at home is asking the public to share their views about how people with disability experience violence and abuse where they live.  The issues paper asks 13 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses.

Inclusive juries Consultation: people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision

Closing date: February 28, 2021

The law doesn’t specifically exclude people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or with low vision from serving as jurors. But it does not state when the supports to enable them to serve should be considered or provided. The Commission is examining the current legal framework and considering what changes should be made, and what practical supports would be necessary. The Consultation Paper is due for release 22 December 2020.

Promoting Inclusion Issues Paper

Closing date: April 21, 2021

In this  issues paper on Promoting Inclusion, the Disability Royal Commission is asking the public to share their views about what an inclusive society looks like, the barriers to inclusion, how we can become a more inclusive society, and how inclusion might prevent violence. The issues paper asks 9 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses.