Independent review of the NDIS Act
In July 2015, the Australian Government (in consultation with State and Territory governments) commissioned Ernst & Young (EY) to conduct an independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (Cth) (NDIS Act). It is a requirement under section 208 of the NDIS Act that such a review be undertaken two years after the commencement of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The purpose of the review is to assess the operation of the NDIS Act, as well as to consider whether or not any amendments can be made to better enable government to further the objects and principles of the NDIS Act. Ernst and Young delivered their report in December 2015.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) considered the review’s recommendations and developed a response, which was agreed in December 2016.