Joint Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on NDIS Inquiry into Independent Assessments

In March 2021, Mental Health Australia, Community Mental Health Australia and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia provided a joint submission to the Joint Standing Committee on NDIS Inquiry into Independent Assessments. This submission reinforces the key recommendations from a position statement Mental Health Australia developed with Members in November 2020 (click here for information about the previous members policy hub). The submission makes an offer to collaborate with the NDIA to build flexibility into the assessment process for people with psychosocial disability who will not benefit from Independent Assessments. Mental Health Australia also makes recommendations around consultation and transparency, including the provision of information to consumers about consumer rights, embedding a recovery-oriented approach in the assessment process and removing some of the further barriers people with psychosocial disability will face in accessing assessments.

Erin Stewart
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