Senate Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Inquiry into Current Scheme Implementation and Forecasting for the NDIS

AHPA makes this brief submission for consideration in the Joint Standing Committee’s forthcoming interim report. We comment on the inadequacy of the fee-for-service, market-based system for provision of supports and financial modelling of the Scheme.

Inequities in plan funding are compounded by a continuing failure of the NDIA to address allied health NDIS workforce issues, and associated lack of understanding of allied health in planning and support coordination.

Significant flaws in the NDIA’s consultation and engagement processes continue. Considerable work also remains to be done to ensure that NDIS policy and practice expressly adopts the human rights approach embedded in the NDIS Act.