ARTD’s consultation report on the Quality and Safeguards Framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has now been published.
The report presents the perspectives of people with disability, their families, service providers and other stakeholders from across Australia. Earlier this year, ARTD worked with the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and State and Territory Government agencies to hold 16 public meetings and 7 provider meetings in capital cities and regional areas across the country. Meetings were in accessible venues, with Auslan interpreters, closed captioning and hearing loops available. Feedback was also collected through online questionnaires (585 completed) and formal submissions (220 received).
The findings of the consultation, the cost-benefit analysis, inquiries into abuse in the disability sector, and other relevant policy work will help inform decisions about the best options for the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Based on this information, Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments will work together to prepare a Decision Regulation Impact Statement for consideration by Ministers in early 2016.