New banning powers strengthen protections for NDIS participants

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said that the NDIS Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020, which will be introduced in Parliament this coming sitting, will further reinforce protections in the NDIS legislation for participants of the NDIS.

‘The NDIS Commissioner, who is responsible for regulating NDIS providers and enforcing the NDIS Code of Conduct, will be granted additional banning powers to prevent people who may pose a risk of harm to participants from entering or re-entering the NDIS,’ Minister Robert said.

‘The NDIS Commissioner will be able to apply banning orders to people even if they are not currently working in the NDIS.

‘This means workers who have left the NDIS, including where they have been fired due to unsuitable behaviour, can be banned from re-entering the field.

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

Author:
The Hon Stuart Robert MP

Source:
Media release

Date published:
Tue 9th Jun, 2020