The Participant First Initiative Is an opportunity for NDIS participants, their nominees, their carers or people with disability who are not NDIS participants to help shape and reform the NDIS. The NDIA want to hear from you about the best ways to improve their approach and to Help improve their policies, services, templates and more.
Submissions & Consultations
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is co-designing a new CaLD Strategy and action plan to improve access, experience and outcomes for people with disability from CALD backgrounds, so they can access the NDIS on an equal basis with others. To do this, they are hosting a series of focus groups between November 2022 to January 2023. All attendees will receive a $150 voucher per session for taking part in the focus groups
Closing date: June 30, 2023
The Transport Standards provide requirements for public transport operators and providers to make their services accessible and remove discrimination for people with disability. A discussion paper is available and includes guiding questions to help you provide input and prompt your views and experiences on different areas of the Transport Standards. Public consultation events will be announced early 2023.
Many of you have already shared your experiences and ideas with other reviews. The Independent Review Panel has prepared a paper that covers the background to the NDIS, and a summary of past reviews, so you won’t have to repeat what you have already said. You are encouraged to read the ‘Our Approach’ paper before preparing a submission to ensure that your conversation focusses on how the NDIS is working now. The final report to the Disability Reform Ministers’ Meeting is due by October 2023.
The Australian Government has announced reform to Australia’s system of administrative review (details about consultation is not yet available). This reform will abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and replace it with a new federal administrative review body. The reform will also include a transparent, merit-based system of appointments. The purpose of the reform is designed to ensure Australia’s system of administrative review is user-focused and accessible, efficient, independent and fair.