Media Release by The Hon Stuart Robert MP

NDIS review to cut red tape and wait times

David Tune AO PSM has been appointed to conduct a review of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation and rules, which in turn will inform the development of the Morrison Government’s promised NDIS Participant Service Guarantee.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 will focus on streamlining NDIS processes.

‘The Morrison Government took a policy to the recent election to set new standards for how long it takes people to get their NDIS plan or have their plan reviewed,’ Minister Robert said.

‘The Participant Service Guarantee will take effect from 1 July 2020 and will have a particular focus on children as well as participants needing specialist disability accommodation and assistive technology.

‘The life-changing NDIS will be supporting up to 500,000 Australians over the next five years and the Morrison Government wants the NDIS to be the best it can be.

‘We are listening, and will be consulting with people with disability and their families, the disability services sector, ministers and officials from Commonwealth and state governments and the NDIA as part of this review.’

Former Finance Department Secretary David Tune retired from the Australian Public Service in 2014 before leading reviews into Parliamentary entitlements and the impact and effectiveness of changes to the aged care system.

‘Mr Tune has a great deal of experience in reviewing important policy and is a great choice to lead this next phase of making the NDIS even better,’ Mr Robert said.

Consultation will commence late-August and will include an online survey and discussion paper, and face-to-face workshops in every state and territory. More information will be available shortly.