Opinion: legal representation for people with disabilities is shockingly low when appealing NDIS decisions

More than 75% of people with disabilities across Australia last year did not have legal representation at their NDIS appeals, according to data obtained under freedom of information from the AAT, which reviews government administrative decisions. While people with disabilities are attending their NDIS appeals without any legal representation, the NDIA uses up to three lawyers to represent it in one tribunal hearing.

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Topics:
Legal, Corrections, Justice System, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Vanessa Di Natale

Source:
The Mandarin

Date published:
Tue 8th Dec, 2020