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.
Public Advocate submissions about the NDIS
- Transitional arrangements for the NDIS
- National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017
- Submission on the NDIS code of conduct discussion paper
- Submission on the provision of NDIS services for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition
Please contact our office if you would like to access a submission made by the Public Advocate about the NDIS from 2016 earlier.