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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 to establish the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission with functions in relation to: registration and regulation of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers, including Practice Standards and a Code of Conduct; compliance monitoring, investigation and enforcement action; responding to complaints and reportable incidents including abuse and neglect of a person with disability; national policy setting for the screening of workers; national oversight and policy in relation to behaviour support and monitoring restrictive practices within the NDIS; and information sharing arrangements. Also amends the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 to make minor administrative amendments in response to an independent review of the Act.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 31/05/17  
Second reading moved 31/05/17  
Second reading debate 21/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/17
(after midnight)
 
Second reading moved 22/06/17
(after midnight)
 
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/06/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 13/09/2017
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