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Upcoming Public Hearings: Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a Parliamentary committee which seeks information about the implementation and performance of the NDIS. The committee is tasked with inquiring into the implementation, performance and governance of the NDIS, administration and expenditure, and any other matters be referred to it Parliament.

As the NDIS continues to roll out nationally, the committee’s focus includes examination of the operation the Scheme, as well as the transition phase.

The committee is currently conducting a series of public hearings around Australia in a roving microphone Town Hall style format. The purpose of these hearings is to gather evidence about people’s experiences with the Scheme. Along with written submissions, the evidence is used to inform the committee’s annual report which identifies broad systemic issues with the implementation of the Scheme.

The committee is seeking information about experiences in relation to NDIS Planning and Supported Independent Living as well as general issues relating to the implementation and performance of the NDIS, and would like to hear from participants, their carers and family members, as well as service providers and registered plan management providers.

PACFA will be attending the upcoming hearing scheduled in Melbourne on November 7. Hearings are also scheduled this month in Adelaide and Canberra.

Melbourne: Thursday, 7 November 2019

Adelaide: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Canberra: Thursday, 21 November 2019

For more information, or if you would like to register to speak to the committee about your experiences with the NDIS, go to: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/National_Disability_Insurance_Scheme