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Overview of the 2019 Review of the NDIS Act and NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

To develop the Guarantee, the Government has commissioned a review of the NDIS Act. The review will focus on opportunities to make the NDIS process simpler and more straight forward and remove barriers to positive participant and provider experiences with the NDIS.

The review will consider what changes may need to be made to the NDIS legislation to support the Guarantee and set new standards into law. This may involve amendments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (the NDIS Act) and the NDIS Rules, but will not change the design or intent of the NDIS.

The Government has appointed an independent expert, Mr David Tune AO PSM, to lead the review.  The review’s recommendations are due to be delivered to the Government by the end of 2019, to support the rollout of the Participant Service Guarantee on 1 July 2020.

Discussion Paper:      WORD    |    PDF    |   Easy Read WORD   |   Easy Read PDF   |  Listen to PDF 

Online Submission link:


Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights

On 14 December 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission announced a major project: ‘Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights’ (the National Conversation).

Throughout this year, we will be talking with people nationally to identify what makes an effective system of human rights protection for 21st century Australia?

The purpose of the National Conversation is to:

Terms of Reference    PDF 

Discussion Paper:   WORD  |   PDF 

Issues Paper:   WORD   |   PDF 


Advocacy Organisations


Disability Advocacy Network Australia:

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia -

AMPARO Multicultural Disability Network (Brisbane) -

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy (Rockhampton) -

Gold Coast Advocacy Group (Southport) -

Mackay Advocacy -

People With Disability Australia (Mount Isa) -

Queensland Advocacy Inc. -

Queensland Parents of People with Disability (Brisbane) -

Rights in Action - Cairns -

Speaking Up For You -

Sunshine Coast Citizen Advocacy (Woombye) -

TASC (Toowoomba) -


Government Departments

Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland - IS NOW THE  Queensland Human Rights Commission -

Department of Social Services -

Department of Corrective Service -

Department of Justice and Attorney General -

Health Rights Commission -

National Disabiity Insurance Scheme (NDIS) -

Office of the Public Guardian -

Queensland Department of Communities Disability Services and Seniors  -

Queensland Government Legislation -

Queensland Health -

Queensland Human Rights Commission -

The Public Advocate -

The Queensland Cabinet -


Legal Services

North Queensland Women's Legal Service -

Townsville Community Law Inc. -



Australian Policy Online -

Cerebral Palsy Australia -

Cerebral Palsy Group (USA) -

Community Resource Unit -


National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline -

National Disability Services -

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health -

Queensland Council of Social Services -

Selectability -

Social Role Valorisation Association -

Synapse (formerly Brain Injury Association Queensland) -