Analysis: Draft NDIS Act

The draft legislation of the new NDIS Act is finally here, marking the beginning of the end of what has been an anxious and emotional journey for the disability community. The Act was dropped last Thursday by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for a period of public feedback. Additionally, they have introduced new Rules.

Many of the issues with this Act stem from a common source: a lack of clear interpretation. Without an understanding of how these changes will be interpreted in practice, we cannot accurately assess their impact. Most of the changes above could well result in reduced red tape and a more flexible NDIS! But as with all legislation, the devil will be in the detail of the implementation.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Sara GingoldSeptember

Source:
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Date published:
Wed 15th Sep, 2021