National Disability Insurance Scheme Act Review Submission

The Australian Government recently engaged Ernst and Young to conduct an independent review of the legislative framework for the NDIS. To find out more about the review, click here.

Mental Health Australia’s submission to the review highlights concerns regarding:

  • Access criteria, in particular the requirement that ‘NDIS participants have an impairment that is permanent or likely to be permanent’
  • Nominee provisions, with concerns raised by carers around what they perceive to be an imbalance between the rights of participants and the rights of carers in making decisions about NDIS-funded services
  • Governance arrangements, which to date have not facilitated systematic engagement with consumers, carers or providers on key aspects of scheme design or implementation.

Please see below to download the complete submission.

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