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14/01/2020
Policy News

Seeking feedback on NDIS market setting impacts on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability

NDS is seeking feedback on the impact of NDIS market settings on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability.
Policy News
29/11/2019
Policy News

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System releases interim report

This report estimates the cost of mental ill health to the Victorian economy at $14.2 billion a year.
Policy News
25/11/2019
Policy News

Victorian SDA to transition to requirements of Residential Tenancies Act from January 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking re-gazettal of all existing group homes under the Disability Act 2006, from 1 January 2020.

Feedback invited on Disability Act 2006 review

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8/03/2019

I need to know this because:
  • The Act has provided a whole-of-government and community framework to affirm the rights of people with disability and provide access to services and supports.
  • In response to the NDIS transition and change in regulatory responsibilities, the Victorian Government is reviewing the Act, in two streams.
  • The first stream considers urgent, technical amendments needed to ensure smooth transition, while the second looks at Victoria’s broader legislative framework.
  • NDS is seeking feedback on the stream one amendments.

The Disability Act 2006 is undergoing review. The Act has long provided a whole-of-government and whole-of-community framework to affirm the rights of people with disability and provide access to and safeguards for the provision of disability services and supports.

With the transition to the NDIS, Victorian NDIS providers will be registered and regulated by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission instead of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In response to this change in responsibilities, the Victorian government is reviewing the Act, in two streams.

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