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.
Submissions & Consultations
The Royal Commission is now accepting submissions. A submission is the main way people and organisations can provide information to the Royal Commission about their experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability. Anybody can make a submission.
Closing date: December 20, 2019
The Royal Commission issues paper on education outlines the Commission’s preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability and asks 13 questions. The Royal Commission is encouraging responses from individuals and organisations to the issues paper by 20 December 2019 (although submissions will be accepted after that date).
Closing date: December 18, 2019
Victoria’s renting laws are set to change in a big way, with the implementation of the full suite of reforms by 1 July 2020. The new laws will increase protections for renters (tenants), while ensuring rental providers (landlords) can still effectively manage their properties. These will have an impact on people living in public and private rentals, rooming houses, caravan parks and residential parks.
Closing date: February 2, 2020
This is an opportunity to have your say on NDIS pricing-related matters. The Annual Price Review 2020–21 will examine whether the existing pricing framework under the NDIS is appropriate, or whether modifications are required. The review process will identify ways to improve the flexibility for participants to purchase supports to meet their goals, and reduce the administrative burden for providers.
Closing date: February 28, 2020
The Royal Commission is interested in the experiences of people with disability who have lived, or who are living in group homes. It was expected that the group home model would provide people with disability with more independence and meaningful life choices. However, some advocates claim that people with disability living in group homes experience exclusion and isolation, have less choice and control over their lives, and face an increased risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Australian Government is leading the development of a new National Disability Strategy to replace the current National Disability Strategy when it finishes at the end of 2020. The ‘Right to opportunity’ consultation report has been released and is available in a variety of accessible formats. Further rounds of consultation and engagement are scheduled for early 2020.