What is the NDIS?
The NDIS has resulted in many positive and life-changing experiences for people with disability who have become NDIS participants. However, there are many Queenslanders who will not benefit from the NDIS and others who experience challenges engaging with the scheme.
The Public Advocate has long-held concerns about access to and participation in the NDIS by people with impaired decision-making ability. The Public Advocate’s systemic advocacy has a continued focus on:
- improving access to the NDIS for people with impaired decision-making ability
- improving the availability of disability support services in regional, rural and remote areas
- integrating and improving disability supports for NDIS participants who need them to engage with the health and justice systems
- ensuring that adequate oversights and protections effectively safeguarding vulnerable NDIS participants.