David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Consultation opens on National Disability Insurance Scheme legislation reforms

September 13, 2021

Public feedback is now invited on draft legislation to deliver a better experience for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said this was a major milestone in the Coalition Government’s 2019 promise to set up the scheme for the future and an NDIS that works for everyone.

“The Government has consulted widely and listened to the concerns raised by participants, their families and the disability sector. Our goal is to ensure the NDIS is the best it can be both now and into the future,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I’d like to especially encourage NDIS participants, their families and carers to have their say.”

Improved participant experience is at the centre of the reforms, which includes giving effect to the Government’s 2019 election commitment, by legislating the Participant Service Guarantee and implementing key recommendations of the Independent Review of the NDIS Act.

The proposed changes also include:

  • Making lived experience of disability one among a number of important considerations for membership of the NDIA Board;
  • Updating the principles of the Act, to reflect the importance of co-design with people with disability.

Feedback on the draft legislation is open on the DSS Engage website, with submissions closing at midnight (EST) on 7 October 2021.