NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce

The NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce (the Taskforce) has been established to provide advice on the design and implementation of the new graduated risk-proportionate regulatory model proposed in the NDIS Review Final Report in consultation with the disability community

Recommendation 17 of the Report is to:

Develop and deliver a risk-proportionate model for the visibility and regulation of all providers and workers, and strengthen the regulatory response to long-standing and emerging quality and safeguards issues.

The Taskforce will consult with people with disabilities, their families and advocates, the NDIS provider market, workforce representatives, and other relevant stakeholders.

Taskforce members

Taskforce members have been chosen for their extensive breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise in the rights of people with disability, the interests of workers, the care provider market and market regulation.

  • Ms Natalie Wade, disability rights lawyer (Chair)
  • Mr Michael Borowick JP, former ACTU Assistant Secretary
  • The Hon Vicki O’Halloran AO CVO FAICD, former Administrator of the Northern Territory and former President of National Disability Services Australia
  • Professor Allan Fels AO, former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Taskforce purpose

The Taskforce will provide advice to the Minister on key design elements and implementation of new regulatory arrangements, including a Provider Risk Framework.

The Taskforce will provide the Minister with a report in 2024 setting out advice on: 

  • The design and implementation of the graduated risk-proportionate regulatory model;
  • A Provider Risk Framework; and
  • Arrangements for platform providers and circumstances where participants directly employ their workers. 

The Terms of Reference for the Taskforce

Operating arrangements

The Taskforce reports to the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, through usual Department of Social Services reporting structures.

The Taskforce is supported by the Department of Social Services and works closely with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Contact

To contact the Taskforce, email NDISRegistrationTaskforce@dss.gov.au

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