NDIS Reforms – pause, reset, co-design (summary report)
NDIS Reforms Forum – Pause, Reset, Co-design held on 19 May 2021, provided an opportunity for Queenslanders with disability, family members, carers, advocates and services to provide feedback on the proposed NDIS reforms, in particular the introduction of Independent Assessments.
Overall forum participants were clear that it is time for the NDIA and Commonwealth to pause and rest the direction of the proposed reforms and to commit to a codesign process around these reforms and any further changes to this vital scheme.
The forum was brought together by a coalition of organisations including Queenslanders with Disability Network, Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, ADA Australia (ATSIDNQ), National Disability Service, Community Services Industry Alliance, Queensland Advocacy Inc and Parent to Parent Queensland.
The Summary Report from the NDIS Reforms forum has been sent to the Hon Craig Crawford MP Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, to inform discussions between the State and the Federal Governments around overall NDIS reforms.
You can read the full summary report at the link below.
NDIS Reforms – pause, reset, co-design (background)
Queenslanders with disability, families, carers, advocacy organisations and service providers have raised issues regarding a number of proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Commonwealth Minister of the NDIS, Minister Reynolds has announced a pause to the rollout of the reforms and is undertaking further consultation with the disability sector and with State and Territory Governments.
The Queensland government have an important role as a partner with the NDIS.
An online forum was held on 19 May to give Queenslanders with disability, families, carers, advocacy organisations and service providers a chance to hear from a number of speakers and provide feedback about the issues and potential solutions. Speakers included NDIS participants, families and service providers representatives.
The forum included small breakout rooms so people could share their feedback and solutions to ensure that the reforms reflect what Queenslanders want for the NDIS going forward
The Power Point content from the Every Australian Counts and Melbourne Disability Institute presentation can be found here.
If you would like to join the Every Australian Counts campaign visit https://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/
Below are the website links for all the forum organisers.