Submissions & Consultations

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS

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.

Annual NDIS Price Review 2020–21: call for feedback

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.

Homes and Living: Group Homes Issues Paper

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.

National disability Strategy Beyond 2020

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.

Have your say on health care for people with cognitive disability

Closing date: March 20, 2020

The Royal Commission wants to understand the experiences of people with cognitive disability in accessing or receiving health care. Health is a key issue for the Royal Commission because people with disability may experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in health settings. The denial of the right to health care may also be a form of neglect. Access to, and treatment of, people with cognitive disability in the health system will be the subject of the first hearing in February 2020.

Victorian Disability Worker Regulation Scheme

Closing date: February 14, 2020

The Victorian Government is seeking input from stakeholders to inform the development of standards and regulations for both registered and unregistered workers, which commence on 1 July 2020. This consultation relates to a Code of Conduct , prescribed offences and other regulations for unregistered disability workers setting expectations for the delivery of safe and ethical support and services and registration standards and guidelines for registered disability workers who choose to register with the Scheme.