People with disability in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
An accessible community workshop will be held in Cairns on October 8 to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS.
National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert recently announced the public consultation on the review of the NDIS legislation and rules.
The review will lead to the development of an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee, which will set new standards for the time it takes for key steps in the NDIS process.
This means there will be shorter, agreed timeframes for people to get their access decision, to have their NDIS plan approved and to have their plan reviewed.
The Participant Service Guarantee will take effect from 1 July 2020.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said it was critical that people with disability are at the centre of the review.
“I encourage people with disability, and their families, carers and supporters, to come along to the workshop in Cairns to share their views on how to make NDIS processes simpler, quicker and more straight-forward,” Mr Entsch said.
“The NDIS is already proving to be a life-changing social reform for hundreds of thousands of Australians; including those living in Cairns and Far North Queensland, and the Morrison Government is committed to making it work.”
The consultations will be open, inclusive and accessible for all members of the community.
To register to attend the community workshop and for further information visit: