Submission to consultation on NDIS legislation changes

In this submission, Mental Health Australia provided feedback to the Department of Social Services regarding proposed changes to NDIS legislation.

Overall, the proposed changes represent positive reform, implementing key recommendations from the sector and past inquiries. However, Mental Health Australia raised concerns regarding how some of the additional powers granted to the NDIA may be implemented, and called for clarifications and amendments to protect participant choice and control. Mental Health Australia also urged the Government to work with the mental health sector to establish agreed guidelines for interpretation of the new legislation regarding psychosocial disability, to ensure implementation is line with the intention to improve access.

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