ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Joint letter: Continuing Advocacy on NDIS Independent Assessments

Publication date: 
March 2021

ACTCOSS joins work led by Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) which brings together prominent ACT disability representative and advocacy organisations to make representations to ACT Minister for Disability Emma Davidson MLA highlighting our shared concerns regarding the introduction of independent assessments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We join AFI and other disability representative organisations in our disappointment in the lack of consultation with people with disabilities in both the decision to introduce independent assessments and the development of the proposed model of assessments. We share significant concerns that the proposed model of mandatory independent assessments will not address inconsistencies in the NDIS access and planning process and has the potential to negatively impact people with disabilities.