Appealing NDIS decisions involves taking cases to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. What are some of the things that advocates need to know about this process to get the reasonable and necessary outcomes that their clients need and deserve?
Monday 2nd September, 2019: 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Judy Bourke, Lawyer and NDIS Advocate at AMIDAJudy Bourke is passionate about rights and justice in the NDIS space. Her role at AMIDA enables her to assist people with disability to navigate the appeal systems within the NDIS. She endeavours to assist clients to obtain outcomes they can live with, utilising the in-built legal processes of complaints and AAT appeals. Judy also lectures at the Law School at Melbourne University. Photo of Judy Bourke, Lawyer and NDIS Advocate at AMIDA
Professor Darren O’Donovan BCL (Hons), PhD, Senior Lecturer, Director of Engagement La Trobe Law School
Dr Darren O’Donovan is Senior Lecturer in Administrative Law at La Trobe Law School. His research focuses primarily on frontline administrative justice and the integrity branch of government, and he has published widely in both areas. Darren is co-author of the NDIS Digest, a regular accessible guide to NDIS appeals and policy developments for the disability sector and the broader public.Photo of Professor Darren O’Donovan BCL (Hons), PhD, Senior Lecturer, Director of Engagement La Trobe Law School
Tim Noonan, Lawyer, Economic and Social Rights Program, Victorian Legal Aid
Tim Noonan is a lawyer in the Economic and Social Rights Program at Victoria Legal Aid. He practices in a range of areas of law, with a particular interest in administrative law and medico-legal matters. He has conducted, and provided advice in relation to, a number of reviews of NDIS decisions at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, with an emphasis on jurisdictional and procedural issues.Photo of Tim Noonan, Lawyer, Economic and Social Rights Program, Victorian Legal Aid
Increasingly, NDIS participants are disappointed by their approved plans because they don’t meet their needs and don’t reflect what was discussed at the planning meeting. Advocates then step in, assisting to sort out what is a complicated and tangled mess. Reversing bad plan decisions usually ends up by taking the case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). What are some of the things that advocates need to know about this process to get the reasonable and necessary outcomes that their clients need and deserve?
Following the session, Marie McInerney, the Roving Reporter on the day, caught up with Dr Darren O’Donovan for a chat.
Photos from the day. Click any image to enlarge it.