Have your say on NDIS legislation

Moore MHR Ian Goodenough meets with Taryn DiCandillo, of Duncraig, who uses the NDIS for her son Owen.
Moore MHR Ian Goodenough meets with Taryn DiCandillo, of Duncraig, who uses the NDIS for her son Owen.

LOCAL residents are encouraged to have their say as part of the Federal Government’s review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation.

NDIS Minister Stuart Robert said it was critical that NDIS participants were at the centre of the review to capture what matters most to them and their families.

“I encourage people with disability and their families and carers to have their say on how NDIS processes could be improved and what is important for us to include in the Participant Service Guarantee,” he said.

The Participant Service Guarantee will take effect from July 1, 2020 and will set new standards and timelines for NDIS processes, including access decisions and having an NDIS plan approved or reviewed.

“The review will consider what changes may need to be made to NDIS legislation to support the Participant Service Guarantee and set new standards into law but, importantly, this will not change the intent of the NDIS,” Mr Robert said.

Moore MHR Ian Goodenough is encouraging individuals and organisations across his electorate of Moore to provide their input.

“This review has been welcomed right across the disability sector so I would encourage contributions from our community,” he said.

“People can make a written submission, register for one of the face-to-face workshops that will be held around Australia, or complete the online survey, available from September 9.

“If you need any assistance providing your views to this process get in contact with my office and we will help ensure your voice is heard.”

Visit www.engage.dss.gov.au.