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Landmark reforms to deliver on the promise of Australia’s NDIS

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert has announced the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment. The package includes implementation of the Australian Government’s Response to the 2019 Independent Review of the NDIS Act (Tune Review) and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee.

These reforms are aimed to help deliver on the promise of the NDIS – to provide people with a permanent and significant disability true choice and control over a flexible support package to achieve their goals.

Over the coming six months, and in line with public health advice, the Government will work in close collaboration with people living with disability and the disability sector to implement these reforms, including consultation on any legislative changes required.

In addition to these reforms, the Participant Service Improvement Plan sets out what the NDIS plans to do over the next two years to deliver a Scheme that meets participant's expectations.

The changes made to improve the NDIS (as at 30 July 2020):

  • Health and Justice Liaison Officers are helping people interact with the NDIS.
  • You can now access your personal data and plan details without having to ask through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
  • You will have a current contact for all your interactions with the NDIS. Your NDIS contact is listed on the myplace portal.
  • Guidelines and procedures are being made clearer. Two Operational Guidelines have been updated, the first step in updating all Operational Guidelines.

To search for disability support workers to support you using your NDIS funding, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers