Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

On 1 September 2016, the House of Representatives established the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The committee is composed of five Members and five Senators.

The committee is tasked with inquiring into the following:

  1. the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme;
  2. the administration and expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and
  3. such other matters in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament;

As the NDIS continues to roll out nationally, the committee's focus has moved to examine the operation of the Scheme, rather than just the launch and transition phase of the Scheme.

Unfortunately the committee does not have the ability to examine, advise on, or advocate for individual cases. People with concerns about these matters should contact the National Disability Insurance Agency directly.

The committee occasionally inquires into specific aspects of the Scheme. These inquiries are advertised on the committee's webpage and circulated around disability networks. When it does undertake an inquiry, it will invite submissions from individuals and organisations. In addition to these specific inquiries, the committee welcomes submissions and information from those involved in the Scheme in any capacity on their experiences of the implementation and performance of the NDIS to date.

After 30 June each year, the committee is asked to present an annual report to the Parliament on the activities of the committee during the year, in addition to other reports on any other matters it considers relevant.

Public hearings

The committee will be undertaking public hearings in the following locations:

Date Inquiry Time Location
19 September 2017 ECEI Approach
Transitional Arrangements
8.30am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Stamford Plaza, Melbourne
21 September 2017 Transitional Arrangements
General Issues*
10.00am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Novotel Darwin Atrium, Darwin
26 September 2017 ECEI Approach
Transitional Arrangements
General Issues*
10.00am – 11.00am
11.15am – 12.45pm
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Queensland Parliament, Brisbane
27 September 2017 ECEI Approach
Transitional Arrangements
General Issues*
10.00am – 11.00am
11.15am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Stamford Plaza, Adelaide
3 October 2017 ECEI Approach
Transitional Arrangements
9.15am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4.30pm
NSW Parliament, Sydney
4 October 2017 Transitional Arrangements
General Issues*
9.00am – 10.45am
11.00am – 1.00pm
Function and Conference Centre, Hobart
 20 October 2017

ECEI Approach
Transitional Arrangements

 8.30am- 9.30am
9.30am- 1.00pm
 Parliament House, Canberra
 8 November ECEI Approach
Transitional Arrangements
General Issues*

8.30am-10.15am
10.30am-12.00pm
1.00pm-3.30pm

 To Be Confirmed, Melbourne

*If you are interested in speaking to the committee at a hearing related to general issues around the NDIS, please complete a Registration Form and return it to the secretariat by email to ndis.sen@aph.gov.au or by fax to 02 6277 5829 before the hearing.

Download registration form (Word) (PDF)

Current Inquiries

 

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