As part of the committee’s review of the implementation, administration and expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the issue of affordable and appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities. The committee noted in its most recent report, that the lack of adequate accommodation can limit people’s ability to fully exercise their individual choice and control. It can also limit people’s ability to fully participate in society and live an ordinary life like any other Australian.
On 23 October 2015, the committee conducted a roundtable hearing in Canberra on housing. This was the first part of the committee’s inquiry into accommodation for people with disability. The transcript of the roundtable hearing is available.
The committee called for submissions on the issue of accommodation that address possible solutions, innovations, pilot programs and, in particular, possible funding models.
The due date for submissions was 4 March 2016.
No hearings for 2016 have been scheduled