This submission is in response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into a National Disability Agreement. Our submission highlights the issues AHPA and its member associations have identified in the transition from state- and territory-based disability services to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
We are particularly concerned about the increasing number of situations where services may no longer be available as a result of the transition to the NDIS and about the uncertain interface between disability services and the health, education, and aged care sectors.
Our position is that a National Disability Agreement is an essential means of addressing these issues and ensuring accountability so that potentially vulnerable Australians with disability are not left without access to services and appropriate care.
This document is part of a series of submissions AHPA has developed in close consultation with its members as part of ongoing work to support the ongoing rollout of the NDIS. Additional information about our position and concerns can be found in the other submissions and position statements available on our advocacy page.