What has changed since the tragic death of Ann Marie Smith?

Ms Smith’s death sparked numerous investigations and reviews, including by police, the state government and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

The NDIS Commission’s independent investigation led to 10 recommendations, including that vulnerable NDIS participants should have multiple carers.

Since then, legislation has been introduced to give the NDIS Commission greater powers to protect participants, and the Commission has made changes including introducing national worker screening and putting further conditions on personal care providers.

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Case study, Justice, Policy reform, Safeguards and workforce quality, Service providers

Stacey Pestrin and Daniel Keane

ABC News

Date published:
Mon 2nd Aug, 2021