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Public consultation open on new NDIS legislation

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the lives of more than 472,000 Australians for the better.

Now, the Government is continuing to work to create a simpler, faster, fairer and more consistent NDIS that works better for people with disability, their families and carers.

The proposed NDIS legislative reforms include:

  • Legislating the Participant Service Guarantee; and
  • Implementing the recommendations of the 2019 Independent Review (the Tune Review) of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (the NDIS Act)

Some of the proposed reforms require changes to the legislation. The Government has recently released draft legislation for public consultation, which are proposed to be made law in the coming months.

How can you be involved?

The Government is committed to consulting with the disability sector and is seeking feedback on the draft legislation. All Australians are invited to have their say.

The draft legislation is available on the DSS Engage website for comment, with submissions closing at midnight 7 October 2021.

For a plain English guide of the legislative changes, a Summary of the NDIS Bill and Changes to the NDIS Rules is available. An Easy Read guide to the plain English guide is also available.

You can provide a submission to: engage.dss.gov.au or email your feedback to: NDISConsultations@dss.gov.au

Submissions close at midnight 7 October 2021.

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