National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 [Provisions]

National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 [Provisions]

13 March 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-779-8

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Membership of the committee (PDF 90KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 26KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 97KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 152KB)

The referral
Scrutiny of Bills consideration
Conduct of the inquiry
The evidence
This report
The National Disability Strategy
Productivity Commission inquiry into disability care and support
Response to the Productivity Commission report
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012
Support for the NDIS

Chapter 2 - Rights, capacity and control (PDF 136KB)

Applying a rights-based approach
Choice, Control and Capacity

Chapter 3 - Assistance for people with disability and others: the role of advocacy (PDF 74KB)

How is advocacy to be recognised?
Funding of advocacy services
Meaning of 'person'

Chapter 4 - Becoming a participant (PDF 112KB)

The effect of deeming a decision to have been made
Aged care or disability insurance: the age requirements
Developmental delay
Residence requirements
Disability requirements
Other eligibility criteria

Chapter 5 - Participant Plans (PDF 93KB)

The making of the plan
Flexibility of the Plan
Power of the Agency and the CEO in the plan-making process
Definition of reasonable and necessary supports
Why does it matter if the participant is overseas?

Chapter 6 - Registration of Providers (PDF 110KB)

Workforce Issues

Chapter 7 - Nominees and appeal procedures (PDF 73KB)


Chapter 8 - Compensation provisions (PDF 144KB)

Requirement to claim or obtain compensation
Lack of clarity in compensation provisions
Interaction between the NDIS and other compensation schemes
Committee view

Chapter 9 - Agency, Board and Advisory Council (PDF 86KB)

The National Disability Insurance Agency
Chief Executive Officer
Board of the agency
Advisory council

NDIS Additional Comments – Australian Greens (PDF 33KB)

Framework for reform & ensuring ‘greater community participation’ and ‘full integration’ for people living with a disability
Individual Advocacy
Residency requirements
Age Requirement
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the NDIS

Additional Comments – Coalition Senators (PDF 41KB)

Coalition support
Beyond partisanship
A joint venture of all Australian Governments
The need for full information
A community effort

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 106KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 36KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829