Footnotes

Footnotes

Chapter 1 - Introduction

[1]        House of Representatives, Votes and Proceedings, No. 3, 1 September 2016, pp. 78–80.

[2]        The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, and the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, 'A quarter of a million Australians now benefitting from NDIS', Media Release, 21 January 2019.

[3]        NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 49.

[4]        NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 13.

[5]        NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, pp. 4 and 10.

[6]        NDIA, 'NDIS pathway pilot released', Media Release, 16 November 2017; and NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 40.

[7]        NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 26.

[8]        NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 26.

[9]        The Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, 'New-format NDIS plan released this week', Media Release, 5 November 2018.

[10]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 16.

[11]      NDIA, NDIS pathway reform, 16 January 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/1215-ndis-pathway-reform (accessed 12 March 2019); and NDIA, From the CEO December update, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-december-update (accessed 12 March 2019).

[12]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 38; and NDIA, From the CEO July 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-july-2018 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[13]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 31.

[14]      NDIA, Update on NDIA operating model, 29 July 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/473-update-ndia-operating-model (accessed 12 March 2019).

[15]      The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Former Minister for Social Services, 'Improved experience for NDIS participants and providers', Media Release, 24 August 2018.

[16]      NDIA, Submission 50 (Assistive Technology inquiry), p. 5; NDIA, From the CEO October 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-october-2018 (accessed 12 March 2019); and NDIA, From the CEO December update, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-december-update (accessed 12 March 2019).

[17]      NDIA, NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot, 7 November 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/523-ndis-independent-assessment-pilot (accessed 12 March 2019).

[18]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 8.

[19]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 26.

[20]      NDIA, From the CEO May 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-may-2018 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[21]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 26.

[22]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000019, received 22 February 2019.

[23]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000022, received 22 February 2019.

[24]      NDIA, Pathway reform - what's happening in 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[25]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000019, received 22 February 2019; and NDIA, Pathway reform - what's happening in 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[26]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 18.

[27]      Government Response, Hearing services Final Report, p. 4.

[28]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 18.

[29]      Government Response, Hearing services Final Report, p. 4.

[30]      Government Response, Hearing services Final Report, p. 4.

[31]      The Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, ' Improved NDIS planning for people with complex support needs', Media Release, 16 November 2018. 

[32]      The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, and the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, 'Government announces improved NDIS mental health support', Media Release, 10 October 2018.

[33]      NDIA, Pathway reform - what's happening in 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[34]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 28; and Government Response to Provision of services under the NDIS ECEI approach, received 3 May 2018, p. 8.

[35]      NDIA, Update on NDIA operating model, 29 July 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/473-update-ndia-operating-model (accessed 12 March 2019).

[36]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000024, received 22 February 2019.

[37]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000024, received 22 February 2019.

[38]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000024, received 22 February 2019.

[39]      Government Response to Provision of services under the NDIS ECEI approach, received 3 May 2018, p. 8.

[40]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000024, received 22 February 2019.

[41]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000024, received 22 February 2019; and NDIA, Pathway reform - what's happening in 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[42]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 39; NDIA, Latest myplace improvements, 8 August 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/467-latest-myplace-improvements (accessed 12 March 2019); Myplace provider portal enhancement, 5 September 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/432-myplace-provider-portal-enhancement (accessed 12 March 2019); NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 22; and NDIA, NDIS pathway reform, 16 January 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/1215-ndis-pathway-reform (accessed 12 March 2019).

[43]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, pp. 4 and 10.

[44]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 31.

[45]      NDIA, From the CEO July 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-july-2018 (accessed 12 March 2019); and NDIA, From the CEO August 2018, and https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-august-2018 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[46]      NDIA, From the CEO December update, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-december-update (accessed 12 March 2019).

[47]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 30 June 2017, p. 41.

[48]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 30.

[49]      NDIA, Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, 26 February 2018, p. 39.

[50]      NDIA, NDIS Market Insights Assistive Technology, November 2017, p. 1.

[51]      The Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, 'New Framework to ensure NDIS Provider Markets are available to participants', Media Release, 23 November 2018.

[52]      DSS, Summary of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, January 2017, p. 1.

[53]      NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Start dates, https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/about/start-dates  (accessed 12 March 2019).

[54]      The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, and the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, 'NDIS Commission roll-out is on target', Media Release, 21 February 2019.

[55]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 31.

[56]      NDIA, Independent pricing review, https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-information/independent-pricing-review (accessed 12 March 2019).

[57]      NDIA, NDIS pathway reform, 16 January 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/1215-ndis-pathway-reform  (accessed 12 March 2019); and NDIA, Independent Pricing Review – Implementation update, 25 April 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/404-independent-pricing-review-implementation-update (accessed 12 March 2019).

[58]      NDIA, IPR NDIA Response, 2 March 2018, pp. 7–8.

[59]      NDIA, Independent Pricing Review – Implementation update, 25 April 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/404-independent-pricing-review-implementation-update (accessed 12 March 2019).

[60]      NDIA, From the CEO December update, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-december-update (accessed 12 March 2019). 

[61]      The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Human Services, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation and The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, 'NDIS Fraud Taskforce established to tackle crime', Media Release, 24 July 2018.

[62]      NDIA, From the CEO July 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/ceo/ceo-july-2018 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[63]      NDIA, NDIS Fraud Taskforce update, 6 September 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/427-ndis-fraud-taskforce-update (accessed 12 March 2019).

[64]      The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minster for Families and Social Services, The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Human Services, and The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Digital Transformation, 'NDIS Taskforce Makes First Arrest', Media Release, 18 October 2018.

[65]      ANAO, Decision-making Controls for Sustainability—NDIS Access, Audit Report No. 13, 2017–2018, p. 7.

[66]      ANAO, Decision-making Controls for Sustainability—NDIS Access, Audit Report No. 13, 2017–2018, pp. 7–8.

[67]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 111.

[68]      ANAO, NDIS Fraud Control Program, https://www.anao.gov.au/work/performance-audit/national-disability-insurance-scheme-fraud-control-program (accessed 12 March 2019).

[69]      ANAO, Decision-making Controls for Sustainability—NDIS Scheme participant plans, Potential Performance audit 2018–19, https://www.anao.gov.au/work/performance-audit/decision-making-controls-financial-sustainability-national-disability-insurance-scheme-participant (accessed 12 March 2019).

[70]      ANAO, Draft 2019–20 Annual Audit Work Program, 18 February 2019, https://www.anao.gov.au/work-program/draft#idTextAnchor111 (accessed 12 March 2019).

[71]      Productivity Commission, NDIS Costs, October 2017, pp. 49–65.

[72]      Disability Reform Council, Terms of Reference, April 2017, p. 1.

[73]      DRC, Communiqué, 20 November 2017, p. 2.

[74]      DRC, Communiqué, 30 April 2018, p. 1.

[75]      DRC, Communiqué, 20 November 2017 and 30 April 2018, pp. 2 and 2 respectively.

[76]      DRC, Communiqué, 30 April 2018, p. 1.

[77]      DRC, Communiqué, 10 December 2018, p. 2.

[78]      DRC, Communiqué, 10 December 2018, p. 2.

[79]      DRC, Communiqué, 10 December 2018, p. 3.

[80]      DRC, Communiqué, 10 December 2018, p. 2; and NDIA, Response to question on notice
SQ19-000004,
received 22 February 2019.

[81]      The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, 'NDIS supports participants with dysphagia', Media Release, 13 December 2018.

[82]      NDIA, Annual Report 2017–18, p. 22.

[83]      NDIA, Strengthening ILC: A national strategy towards 2022, December 2018, p. 4.

[84]      NDIA, Past grant rounds, https://www.ndis.gov.au/community/grants/past-grant-rounds (accessed 12 March 2019).

[85]      NDIA, Funded Projects, https://www.ndis.gov.au/community/grants/funded-projects (accessed 12 March 2019).

[86]      NDIA, Funded Projects, https://www.ndis.gov.au/community/grants/funded-projects (accessed 12 March 2019).

[87]      NDIA, Strengthening ILC: A national strategy towards 2022, December 2018, p. 5.

Chapter 2 - Issues raised in evidence

[1]        Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/National_Disability_Insurance_Scheme/MentalHealth (accessed 19 February 2019).

[2]        See Appendix 1 for a list of recommendations, Government Response and summary of initiatives undertaken to date to address each recommendation supported by the Government.

[3]        See for example: Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, pp. 7–12 (tabled 26 February 2019); Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 7; Mr Mark Orr AM, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Australia ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10.

[4]        See for example: Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 7; Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 12; Mr Mark Orr AM, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Australia ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10.

[5]        See for example: Mr Glen Tobias, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Neami National, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17; Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13; Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 2 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[6]        Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, Chapter 2 and 3, pp. 7–35.

[7]        NDIS, NDIS pathway reform, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/1215-ndis-pathway-reform (accessed 20 February 2019)

[8]        NDIS, Government announces improved NDIS mental health support, 10 October 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/400-government-announces-improved-ndis-mental-health-support (accessed 20 February 2019)

[9]        NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 26.

[10]      Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17.

[11]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17.

[12]      Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 2 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[13]      See for example: Mr Mark Orr AM, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Australia Ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 16; Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 16.

[14]      Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 6 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[15]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, Chapter 2, pp. 7–20.

[16]      Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 7.

[17]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 12.

[18]      Mr Mark Orr AM, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Australia ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10.

[19]      Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 7; Mr Mark Orr AM, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Australia ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10; Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 5 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[20]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, Recommendation 4.

[21]      Australian Government, Government response to provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition (received 6 March 2018), pp. 6–7.

[22]      NDIA, answers to question on notice SQ19-000009, received 22 February 2019.

[23]      Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[24]      Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 5 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[25]      NDIA, Answer to question on notice SQ19-000010, received 22 February 2019.

[26]      Mr Angus Clelland, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 12.

[27]      Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 12.

[28]      Mr Mark Orr AM, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Australia Ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 16.

[29]      Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 4 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[30]      See for example: Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10; Mr Neil Turton-Lane, NDIS Manager, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 18.

[31]      Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10.

[32]      Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 10.

[33]      Tandem, Submission 86, p. 5.

[34]      Mr Angus Clelland, CEO, Mental health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 15.

[35]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[36]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[37]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, Chapter 4, pp. 37–50.

[38]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, Recommendation 13, p. xiv.

[39]      Australian Government, Government response to provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition (received 6 March 2018), p. 13.

[40]      See for example: Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 2 (tabled 26 February 2019); Mr Glen Tobias, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Neami International, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13; Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13.

[41]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, Chapter 4, pp. 37–50.

[42]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, p. 16.

[43]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, 15 August 2017, pp.18–19.

[44]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition, Recommendation 6.

[45]      Australian Government, Government response to provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition (received 6 March 2018), p. 7.

[46]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 19.

[47]      Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 7.

[48]      Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 9.

[49]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[50]      Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 14.

[51]      Mr Glen Tobias, Acting CEO, Neami National, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17.

[52]      Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13.

[53]      Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director, research and Advocacy, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17; Mr Neil Turton-lane, NDIS Manager, Victorian Mental illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17; Mr Angus Clelland, CEO, Mental health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17.

[54]      Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13; Mr Angus Clelland, CEO, Mental health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13; Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13.

[55]      Mental Health Australia, 2019 pre-Budget submission, p. 3,  https://mhaustralia.org/sites/default/files/docs/mental_health_australia_-_2019-20_pre-budget_submisison.pdf (accessed 22 January 2019)

[56]      Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Submission 94, p. 1.

[57]      Mental Health Australia, 2019 pre-Budget submission, p. 3,  Mr Angus Clelland, CEO, Mental health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13; Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13.

[58]      Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 13.

[59]      This issue was discussed in: ACT Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services, Inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the NDIS in the ACT, November 2018, p. 131; NSW Legislative Council, Implementation of the NDIS and the provision of disability services in NSW, 6 December 2018, p. 58; Community Affairs References Committee, Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia, December 2018, p. 25.

[60]      See for example: Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8; Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 9; Mr Neil Turton-Lane, NDIS Manager, Victorian Mental illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 9.

[61]      The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, Morrison Government commits over $165 million to extend support to people transitioning to the NDIS, Media release, 21 March 2019, p. 1.

[62]      See Appendix 1 for list of recommendations, Government Response and summary of initiatives undertaken to date to address each recommendation supported by the Australian Government.

[63]      See for example: Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 23; Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 22.

[64]      See for example: Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 23; Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 22; Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Noah's Ark Inc., Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 24; Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25.

[65]      See for example: Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25; Ms Stephanie Gotlib, Chief Executive Officer, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25; Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Noah's Ark Inc., Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 33; Ms Trish Hannah, Chair, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 33.

[66]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NIDS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, December 2017, p. 30.

[67]      See for example: Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25; Ms Stephanie Gotlib, Chief Executive Officer, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25; Ms Trish Hannah, Chair, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 26; Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 27; Ms Stefania Ruidaz El-Khoury, NDIS Coordinator, Royal Institute for Blind Children, Committee Hansard , 26 February 2019, p. 29; Australian Autism Alliance, Submission 77, p. 12; Association for Children with a Disability, Submission 84, p. 1; Scope Ltd, additional information received 20 February 2019, p. 3.

[68]      See for example: Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Noah's Ark Inc., Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 29; Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 28; Ms Stefania Ruidaz El-Khoury, NDIS Coordinator, Royal Institute for Blind Children, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 29.

[69]      Ms Stephanie Gotlib, Chief Executive Officer, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25.

[70]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 24.

[71]      Australian Autism Alliance, Submission 77, p. 12.

[72]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 28.

[73]      Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 30.

[74]      Ms Trish Hanna, Chair, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 26.

[75]      Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 27.

[76]      Australian Autism Alliance, Submission 77, p. 12.

[77]      Ms Sharon Fragomeni, Customer and Service Delivery Manager, Scope Ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 32.

[78]      Ms Helen Johnson, Parent Support Adviser, Association for Children with a Disability, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 60.

[79]      Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Noah's Ark Inc., Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 29.

[80]      Scope Ltd, ECEI approach and hearing services roundtable, additional information received 20 February 2019, p. 3.

[81]      Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 30.

[82]      Australian Autism Alliance, Submission 77, p. 12.

[83]      First Voice, Submission 75, p. 1.

[84]      Association for Children with a Disability, Submission 84, p. 1.

[85]      ECIA, Additional information arising from the public hearing on 26 February 2019, p. 2.

[86]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NIDS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, December 2017, pp. ix–x.

[87]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 24.

[88]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 24–25.

[89]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NIDS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, December 2017, p. 28.

[90]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NIDS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, December 2017, Recommendation 7, p. 28.

[91]      Australian Government, Government response to the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach Report, received 3 May 2018, p. 4.

[92]      NDIA, Answers to question on notice SQ19-000018, (received 22 February 2019).

[93]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25.

[94]      Australian Autism Alliance, Submission 77, p. 9.

[95]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NIDS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, December 2017, p. 63.

[96]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of services under the NIDS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, December 2017, Recommendation 11, p. xiv.

[97]      Australian Government, Government response to the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach Report, received 3 May 2018, p. 5.

[98]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 24–25.

[99]      See for example: Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 25; Ms Stephanie Gotlib, Chief Executive Officer, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 25–26; Every Australian Counts, Submission 93, p. 4; Association for Children with a Disability, Submission 84, p. 2.

[100]    Australian Autism Alliance, Submission 77, p. 10.

[101]    See for example: Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 23; Ms Trish Hanna, Chair, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 26; Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Noah's Ark Inc., Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 33.

[102]    Scope Ltd, additional information received 20 February 2019, p. 2.

[103]    Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 23.

[104]    Ms Trish Hanna, Chair, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 26.

[105]    Ms Sharon Fragomeni, Customer and Service Delivery Manager, Scope Ltd, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 23.

[106]    Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Noah's Ark Inc., Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 33.

[107]    Ms Trish Hanna, Chair, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 26.

[108]    Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 27.

[109]    Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 27.

[110]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Transitional arrangements for the NDIS, 15 February 2018, Chapter 2, pp. 11–37.

[111]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Transitional arrangements for the NDIS, 15 February 2018, p. ix.

[112]    COAG DRC, Communique 30 April 2018, p.1, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/04_2018/drc_communique_-_30_april_2018.pdf (accessed 24 January 2019).

[113]    COAG DRC, Communique 10 December 2018, pp. 1–2, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/12_2018/drc-communiqu-final-drc-10-december-2018-meeting.pdf (accessed 24 January 2019).

[114]    COAG DRC, Communique 10 December 2018, pp. 1–2, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/12_2018/drc-communiqu-final-drc-10-december-2018-meeting.pdf (accessed 24 January 2019).

[115]    NDIS, Health, https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/health (accessed 21 February 2019).

[116]    NDIS, NDIA working with state and territory governments, https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/ndia-working-state-and-territory-governments (accessed 21 February 2019).

[117]    See for example: Mr Patrick McGee, National Manager, Policy Advocacy Research, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 44–45; Occupational Therapy Australia, Submission 73, p. 1; Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 47.

[118]    Mr Patrick McGee, National Manager, Policy Advocacy Research, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 45.

[119]    Victorian Healthcare Association, Submission 76, p. 2.

[120]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 47–48.

[121]    Ms Kirsten Deane, Executive Director, National Disability and Carer Alliance, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[122]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Transitional arrangements for the NDIS, 15 February 2018, p. 70.

[123]    Australian Government,

[124]    NDIS, New Framework to ensure NDIS Provider Markets are available to participants, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/996-new-framework-ensure-ndis-provider-markets-are-available-participants (accessed 7 March 2019).

[125]    NDIA, Answer to question on notice SQ19-000012, received 22 February 2019.

[126]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[127]    Mr David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 41–42.

[128]    Ms Kirsten Deane, Executive Director, National Disability and Carer Alliance, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[129]    Mr Llewellyn Reynders, Policy Manager, Victorian Council of Social Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 44.

[130]    See for example: Ms Philippa Angley, Head of Policy, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 37 and p. 46; Ms Andrea Douglas, Professional Adviser, NDIS, Occupational Therapy Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38; Mr David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 47.

[131]    Ms Philippa Angley, Head of Policy, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 37.

[132]    Ms Andrea Douglas, Professional Adviser, NDIS, Occupational Therapy Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[133]    Vision Australia, Submission 83, p. 4.

[134]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[135]    See for example: Ms Emma King, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Council of Social Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 37; Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[136]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Transitional arrangements for the NDIS, 15 February 2018, p. 70.

[137]    Australian Government, Government response to the JSC Transitional Arrangements for the NDIS report (received 19 June 2018), p. 11.

[138]    NDIA, Answer to question on notice SQ19-000013, received 22 February 2019.

[139]    See for example: Mr Patrick McGee, National Manager, Policy Advocacy Research, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38; Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[140]    Victoria Legal Aid, Submission 96, p. 3.

[141]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[142]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[143]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[144]    Mr Glen Tobias, Acting Chief Executive Office, Neami National, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 20.

[145]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, September 2018, p. 75.

[146]    Mr David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 43.

[147]    Mr Patrick McGee, National Manager, Policy Advocacy Research, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 43.

[148]    Prader-Willi Syndrome Australia, Submission 82, p. 4.

[149]    Ms Kirsten Deane, Executive Director, National Disability and Carer Alliance, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 43.

[150]    Ms Philippa Angley, Head of Policy, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 42.

[151]    Mr David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 42.

[152]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Transitional arrangements for the NDIS, February 2018 and Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, September 2018.

[153]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, September 2018, pp.72–74.

[154]    Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 44.

[155]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of hearing services under the NDIS, Interim report, September 2017, pp. vii–viii.

[156]    Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Provision of hearing services under the NDIS, Interim report, September 2017, p. 42.

[157]    NDIS, Pathway reform, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019#hearing-service-stream (accessed 27 February 2019).

[158]    NDIS, Newly diagnosed hearing loss, https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/families-and-carers/get-support-your-child/newly-diagnosed-hearing-loss (accessed 27 February 2019).

[159]    First Voice, Submission 75, p. 2.

[160]    Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 22.

[161]    First Voice, Situation following the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, additional information received 27 February 2019, p. 1.

[162]    First Voice, Situation following the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, additional information received 27 February 2019, p. 1.

[163]    The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Social Services, Improved support for hearing impaired, Media release, 21 June 2018.

[164]    First Voice, Situation following the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, additional information received 27 February 2019, p. 1.

[165]    Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 35.

[166]    First Voice, Submission 75, p. 3.

[167]    First Voice, Submission 75, p. 3.

[168]    First Voice, Submission 75, p. 3.

[169]    First Voice, Situation following the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, additional information received 27 February 2019, p. 2.

Chapter 3 - Other matters

[1]        Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, September 2018, p. 31.

[2]        See for example: The Ella Centre, Submission 78, p. 6; Occupational Therapy Australia, Submission 73, p. 2; Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41; Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 23; Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[3]        Ms Philippa Angley, Head of Policy, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 37.

[4]        Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, September 2018, p. 41.

[5]        See for example: Mr Angus Clelland, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8; Mr Neil Turton-Lane, NDIS Manager, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8; Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 32; Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[6]        See for example: Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8; Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Mind Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 14; Mr Glen Tobias, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Neami National, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 17; Victorian Healthcare Association, Submission 76, p. 3.

[7]        See for example: The Ella Centre, Submission 78, p. 6; Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 33; Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[8]        See for example; Ms Libby Callaway, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Monash University, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 57; Occupational Therapy Australia, Submission 73, p. 2.

[9]        See for example: Mr Neil Turton-Lane, NDIS Manager, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8; Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[10]      Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Scope, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 32.

[11]      Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 33.

[12]      Mr Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 41.

[13]      Mr Angus Clelland, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Victoria, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 8.

[14]      Mr Patrick McGee, National Manager, Policy Advocacy Research, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 40.

[15]      Victorian Healthcare Association, Submission 76, p. 3.

[16]      Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS, September 2018, p. 45.

[17]      National Disability Services, State of the disability sector report 2018, November 2018, pp. 3; 5 and 9.

[18]       NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Provider registration, https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/providers/provider-registration (accessed 22 February 2019).

[19]       NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Provider registration, https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/providers/provider-registration (accessed 22 February 2019).

[20]       Ms Leigh Clarke, Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association, Committee Hansard, 22 November 2019, p. 14.  

[21]       Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia, Submission 74, p. 1.

[22]       The committee notes that ATSA subsequently submitted that they had obtained a concession from the National Quality and Safeguards Commission where they will not need to complete the audit while the Commission reviews the audit requirements.

[23]       Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia, Submission 74, p. 1. 

[24]       See for example: Occupational Therapy Australia, Submission 73, p. 2; Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia, Submission 74, p. 1; Mr Neil Turton-Lane, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 9; Ms Philippa Angley, Head of Policy, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 38.

[25]       Occupational Therapy Australia, Submission 73, p. 2

[26]       Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia, Submission74, p. 1.

[27]         Mr Neil Turton-Lane, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 9.

[28]       Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia, Submission 74, p. 1

[29]      Ms Callaway, Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 57.

[30]      See for example: Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Progress Report, September 2017, pp. 57-58; Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, NDIS ICT Systems, December 2018,
pp. 5–15.

[31]      Australian Government, Government Response to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS report: NDIS ICT Systems, received 7 March 2019, p. 4.

[32]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 7.

[33]      See for example: MS Limited, Submission 90, pp. 4–5; Every Australian Counts, Submission 93, p. 4; Max Jackson and Margaret Ryan, Submission 91, p. 6; Ms Kirsten Deane, Executive Director, National Disability and Carer Alliance, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 50; Ms Sam Petersen, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 54; Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW, Submission 87, pp. 6–7.

[34]      Max Jackson and Margaret Ryan, Submission 91, p. 10.

[35]      Ms Kirsten Deane, Executive Director, National Disability and Carer Alliance, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 50.

[36]      Every Australian Counts, Submission 93, p. 4.

[37]      Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW, Submission 87, pp. 6–7.

[38]      Ms Sam Petersen, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 54.

[39]      Australian Government, Government response to the NDIS report, NDIS ICT Systems, received 7 March 2019, p. 5.

[40]      See for example: Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Director, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 34; Mrs Andrea Douglas, Professional Adviser NDIS, Occupational Therapy Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 49; Mr Tom Symondson, CEO, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 50; Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, The Shepherd Centre, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 22.

[41]      Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Director, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 34.

[42]      Mr Tom Symondson, CEO, Victorian Healthcare Association, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 50.

[43]      Ms Stephanie Gotlib, Chief Executive Officer, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019; p. 35.

[44]      Ms Catherine Olsson, Senior Adviser Disability, Speech Pathology Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019; p. 51.

[45]      See for example: Ms Yvonne Keane, Executive Director, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 34; Mrs Andrea Douglas, Professional Adviser NDIS, Occupational Therapy Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 49; Mr David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 49

[46]      Mrs Andrea Douglas, Professional Adviser NDIS, Occupational Therapy Australia, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 49.

[47]      Mr David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Services, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, p. 49.

[48]      NDIS, Reference Group updates, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/reference-group-updates (accessed 20 March 2019).

Appendix 1 - Implementation status of recommendations

[1]        NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 14.

[2]        NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000008, received 22 February 2019.

[3]        NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000009, received 22 February 2019.

[4]        Mental Health Australia, Opening statement, p. 5 (tabled 26 February 2019).

[5]        NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000008, received 22 February 2019.

[6]        The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, Morrison Government commits over $165 million to extend support to people transitioning to the NDIS, Media release, 21 March 2019, p. 1.

[7]        NDIS list of booklets and factsheets: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/publications/booklets-and-factsheets#for-providers (accessed 15 February 2019).

[8]        NDIS, Complex support needs pathway, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019#hearing-service-stream (accessed 15 February 2019).

[9]        NDIS, Psychosocial disability service streams, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019#hearing-service-stream (accessed 15 February 2019).

[10]      NDIS, Psychosocial disability service streams, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019#hearing-service-stream (accessed 15 February 2019).

[11]      NDIS, Government announces improved NDIS mental health support, 10 October 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/400-government-announces-improved-ndis-mental-health-support (accessed 15 February 2019).

[12]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 26.

[13]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000010, received 22 February 2019.

[14]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000011, received 22 February 2019.

[15]      NDIS, NDIS pathway reform, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform (accessed 15 February 2019).

[16]      Department of Social Services, Continuity of support for clients of Commonwealth disability programs, 2018 Budget, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2018/d18_13641_budget_2018-19_-_factsheet_-_continuity_of_support_for_clients_of_commonwealth_disability_programs_1.pdf  (accessed 24 January 2019).

[17]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000012, received 22 February 2019.

[18]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000013, received 22 February 2019.

[19]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000014, received 22 February 2019.

[20]      NDIS, Justice, https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/justice (accessed 15 February 2019).

[21]      NDIS, Health, https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/health (accessed 15 February 2019).

[22]      For example: Sophie Meixner and Tara Cassidy, 'Parents of quadriplegic man say NDIS delay extended hospital stay by six months at '$1,500 per day', ABC News, 3 March 2019, https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/health (accessed 6 March 2019).

[23]      COAG Disability Reform Council, Communique, 10 December 2018, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/12_2018/drc-communiqu-final-drc-10-december-2018-meeting.pdf  (accessed 22 March 2019).

[24]      COAG Disability Reform Council, Communique, 10 December 2018, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/12_2018/drc-communiqu-final-drc-10-december-2018-meeting.pdf (accessed 22 March 2019).

[25]      NDIS, Governments take action to increase SDA, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/1448-governments-take-action-increase-specialist-disability-accommodation (accessed 15 February 2019).

[26]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000013, received 22 February 2019.

[27]      NDIS, Complex support needs pathway, https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/ndis-pathway-reform/pathway-reform-whats-happening-2019#hearing-service-stream (accessed 15 February 2019).

[28]      NDIS, ILC Strategy towards 2022, https://www.ndis.gov.au/community/strengthening-ilc-national-strategy-towards-2022 (accessed 15 February 2019).

[29]      NDIS, New Framework to ensure NDIS Provider Markets are available to participants, 23 November 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/996-new-framework-ensure-ndis-provider-markets-are-available-participants (accessed 22 March 2019).

[30]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000013, received 22 February 2019.

[31]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000027, received 22 February 2019.

[32]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 69.

[33]      NDIS, Embracing cultural and linguistic diversity, 17 May 2018, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/532-embracing-cultural-and-linguistic-diversity (accessed 25 March 2019).

34      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000016, received 22 February 2019.

[35]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000017, received 22 February 2019.

[36]      NDIS, Types of disability evidence, https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/how-apply/information-support-your-request/types-disability-evidence (accessed 25 March 2019).

[37]      NDIS, Types of disability evidence, https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/how-apply/information-support-your-request/types-disability-evidence (accessed 25 March 2019).

38      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000018, received 22 February 2019.

[39]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000019, received 22 February 2019.

[40]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000022, received 22 February 2019.

[41]      Ms Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer, Amaze, Committee Hansard, 26 February 2019, pp. 24­25.

[42]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000020, received 22 February 2019.

[43]      NDIS, NDIS Rural and Remote Strategy 206-2019, February 2016, p. 32.

[44]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000022, received 22 February 2019.

[45]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000019, received 22 February 2019.

[46]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ-000024, received 22 February 2019.

[47]      NDIA, Response to question on notice SQ19-000028, received 22 February 2019.

[48]      NDIA, COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report, 31 December 2018, p. 49.

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