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NDIS Amendment Bill update

There has been much discussion and debate in the community about reforms to the NDIS currently before Parliament. We know how important the NDIS is to people with disability and understand the anxiety and concern about the future of the NDIS in the disability community.

While the Scheme has been transformational for many people with disability, changes are needed to ensure it delivers positive outcomes for all people with disability eligible for the Scheme. The design flaws in the legislation have resulted in a bureaucratic and adversarial NDIS planning experience for many participants. 

In June, the NDIS Amendment Bill passed the House of Representatives with minor amendments and was then tabled for debate in the Senate. The Senate voted to refer the Bill back to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for further inquiry. The Committee is taking submissions until 12 July 2024 and will report on 5 August 2024. 

series of additional proposed amendments to the Bill have been put forward by the Government, Opposition and Independents. The Senate will next come together on 12 August 2024. 

In a recent Reasonable & Necessary podcast episode, Dr George Taleporos talks to disability rights advocate El Gibbs and disability law expert Mitchell Skipsey on the recent amendments. You can find out more by listening to that episode.

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