National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 to establish the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission with functions in relation to: registration and regulation of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers, including Practice Standards and a Code of Conduct; compliance monitoring, investigation and enforcement action; responding to complaints and reportable incidents including abuse and neglect of a person with disability; national policy setting for the screening of workers; national oversight and policy in relation to behaviour support and monitoring restrictive practices within the NDIS; and information sharing arrangements. Also amends the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 to make minor administrative amendments in response to an independent review of the Act.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 31 May 2017
Second reading moved 31 May 2017
Second reading debate 21 Jun 2017
Second reading agreed to 21 Jun 2017
Third reading agreed to 21 Jun 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2017
(After Midnight)
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2017
(After Midnight)
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2017
Second reading agreed to 29 Nov 2017
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 11 Government agreed to
29 Nov 2017
Third reading agreed to 29 Nov 2017
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
04 Dec 2017
Finally passed both Houses 04 Dec 2017

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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