Senate Order 13 (August 2022)
Senate Order 13 (SO13) requires that, twice a year, Commonwealth entities publish details of individual contracts with a total value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more and meet specific date requirements (during the reporting period).
For the 2021–22 financial year, the National Disability Insurance Agency (Agency) identified 1,006 individual contracts that met the requirements of SO13, also known as the Murray Motion. There has been significant reduction of total number of contracts compared to the last reporting period attributed to consolidation of labour hire contracts.
In this reporting period the number of participants across the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) increased by 32,342 to a total of 534,655 as at 30 June 2022.
The total number of Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) applications on hand between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2021 increased considerably from 1,599 to 4,408. The number of AAT applications as a proportion of the overall number of participants in the NDIS increased to 0.99% compared with 0.85% in previous reporting period. The overall increase in the number of AAT applications has led to higher legal spending for the Agency to respond to these matters.
In this reporting period there was an increase of delivery of frontline NDIS services and grants to organisations that promote opportunities and inclusion for Australians living with a disability, driven by commitments in the Partners in the Community program and the Remote Community Connectors Program.
For details on the SO13 listing, please visit:
Cost of Compliance
The estimated cost of complying with SO13 in relation to the current list for the Agency is approximately $11,438.
An estimate of the total hours committed by each staff member involved in the preparation of the SO13 response was costed to calculate the above figure.