Access and eligibility policy with independent assessments - submissions

We want to thank the community for their recent submissions and feedback on the proposed reforms to ensure a fair and consistent NDIS.

In July 2021, the Commonwealth, state and territory disability ministers made the decision not to proceed with the introduction of independent assessments. Information about independent assessments has been archived.

These submissions have been made by members of the public and the organisations they represent. The views and recommendations expressed in these submissions are those of the respective authors, and not of the NDIA or the Australian Government.

In publishing these submissions we aim to share openly what the community have said to us; we are not endorsing any comments or opinions the submissions contain. We also accept no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained in these submissions. 

Please note submissions may have been edited to remove certain words and names of individuals or organisations. We also warn that some of the submissions contain content that may be distressing for some readers.

Reader discretion is advised.

You can also refer to our general disclaimer.

Name/Organisation Submission
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) A4 Access submission (PDF 204KB)
Australian Association of Psychologists incorporated (AAPi) AApi Access submission (DOCX 792KB)
Australian Community Support Organisation ACSO Access submission PDF 196KB)
Advocacy for Inclusion Inc AFI Access submission (PDF 3.9MB)
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) AHPA Access submission (PDF 220KB)
AMIDA - Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation AMIDA Access submission (DOCX 40KB)
Australian Music Therapy Association AMTA Access submission (PDF 266KB)
The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association AOPA Access submission (PDF 676KB)
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) Aspect Access submission (PDF 225KB)
Audiology Australia AudA Access submission (PDF 368KB)
Autism CRC Autism CRC Access submission (PDF 466KB)
Autism Queensland Autism Qld Access submission (PDF 356KB)
Client Consultative Committee (CPL - Choice Passion Life) CCCCPL Access submission (PDF 259KB)
Centre for Policy Development CPD Access submission (PDF 156KB)
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland CFQ Access submission (PDF 81KB)
Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) CoMHWA Access submission (PDF 423KB)
Deaf Victoria Deaf Victoria Access submission (PDF112 KB)
Down Syndrome Australia Down Syndrome Australia Access submission (DOCX 307KB)
ermha365 ermha365 Access submission (PDF 324KB)
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) ESSA Access submission (PDF 403KB)
Family Advocacy Family Advocacy Access submission (DOCX 92KB)
FlexiChoice FlexiChoice Access submission (PDF 333KB)
Fragile X Association of Australia FXAA Access submission (PDF 773KB)
Guardian Living Australia GLA Access submission (PDF 238KB)
Illawarra Disability Alliance Illawarra Disability Alliance Access submission (PDF 762KB)
Li-Ve Tasmania LiVe Access submission (PDF 583KB)
Living My Way Limited LMWL Access submission (PDF 357KB)
Mental Health Victoria MHV Access submission (PDF 748KB)
Motor Neurone Disease NSW Special Interest Group MNDNSW Access submission (PDF 330KB)
Multiple Sclerosis Australia MSA Access submission (PDF 242KB)
Myositis Association Australia Myositis Association Access submission (PDF 476KB)
My Plan Manager My Plan Manager Access submission (PDF 267KB)
NSW Carers Advisory Council NSWCAC Access submission (PDF 345KB)
Public Advocate (Victoria) OPAVIC Access submission (PDF 632KB)
Public Advocate (Victoria) OPAVIC Access submission (PDF 492KB)
Osteopathy Australia Osteopathy Access submission (PDF 209KB)
Occupational Therapy Australia OTA Access submission (PDF 1.9MB)
Parkinson's ACT PACT Access submission (PDF 138KB)
Parkinson's Victoria Parkinsons Vic Access submission (PDF 287KB)
People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA), WA's Individualised Services (WAiS) PWdWA Access submission (PDF 342KB)
Physical Disability Australia PDA Access submission (PDF 221KB)
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Victoria (PWSA Vic) PWSA Vic Access submission (DOCX 54KB)
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) RANZCP Access submission (PDF 304KB)
Sarah Sutton Sarah Sutton Access submission (DOCX 35KB)
South Australian West Coast ACCHO Alliance SAWCAN Access submission (PDF 721KB)
Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation (SOSDF) SOSDF Access submission (PDF 369KB)
Stroke Foundation Stroke Foundation Access submission (PDF 189KB)
Summer Foundation Summer Foundation Access submission (PDF 238KB)
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia SWAN Access submission (PDF 278KB)
Tandem Inc Tandem Access submission (PDF 276KB)
University of Sydney USYD Access submission (PDF 181KB)
Vision 2020 Australia V2020A Access submission (DOCX 865KB)
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) VACCHO Access submission (PDF 341KB)
Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) VCOSS Access submission (PDF 371KB)
Vision Australia Vision Australia Access submission (DOCX 82KB)
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) WWDA Access submission (PDF 285KB)
Yellow Ladybugs Inc Yellow Ladybugs Access submission (PDF 269KB)
Arafmi

Arafmi Reform submission (DOCX 27KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia

ATSA Reform submission (PDF 259KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Australian Autism Alliance

AustralianAutismAlliance Reform submission (PDF 410KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Australian Physiotherapy Association

AustralianPhyiotherapyAssociation Reform submission (PDF 775KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility and Supporting young children and their families early, to reach their full potential submissions.

Autism Partnership Australia

AutismPartnershipAustralia Reform submission (PDF 130KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Brain Injury SA

BrainInjurySA Reform submission (PDF 305KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

CID Reform submission (PDF 343KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)

CYDA Reform submission (PDF 515KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Dementia Australia

DementiaAustralia Reform submission (PDF 280KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Inclusion Australia

InclusionAustralia Reform submission (PDF 1.1MB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Limbs 4 Life Incorporated

Limbs4Life Reform submission (PDF 286KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Melbourne Disability Institute

MDI Reform submission (PDF 716KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT (MHCC ACT)

MHCCACT Reform submission (PDF 1.2MB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Monash Health

MonashHealth Reform submission (PDF 732KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Noah's Ark Inc

NoahsArk Reform submission (PDF 262KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Office of the Public Advocate South Australia

SAOPA Reform submission (PDF 421KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

OONAH

OONAH Reform submission (PDF 227KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Public Advocate (Queensland)

OPAQLD Reform submission (PDF 140KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Peninsula Carer Council Inc.

PCC Reform submission (DOCX 28KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

PIAC Reform submission (PDF 321KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

QAI Reform submission (PDF 272KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

SCIA Reform submission (PDF 497KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility and Supporting young children and their families early, to reach their full potential submissions.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Alliance

SDAA Reform submission (PDF 497KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Supporting Independent Living Co-Operative (SILC)

SILC Reform submission (PDF 179KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Westmead Hospital, NSW Health - Western Sydney Local Health District

WSLHD Reform submission (PDF 346KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

Young People in Nursing Homes National Alliance

YPINHA Reform submission (PDF 173KB)

This is a combined submission and also appears in the Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility submissions.

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9 August 2021
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