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2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2013

 

 

(1)     Clause 3, page 4 (lines 5 to 7), omit paragraph (1)(a), substitute:

                     (a)  in conjunction with other laws, give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities done at New York on 13 December 2006 ([2008] ATS 12); and

[objects]

(2)     Clause 3, page 4 (line 28), at the end of subclause (1), add:

             ; and (i)  in conjunction with other laws, give effect to certain obligations that Australia has as a party to:

                              (i)  the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights done at New York on 16 December 1966 ([1980] ATS 23); and

                             (ii)  the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights done at New York on 16 December 1966 ([1976] ATS 5); and

                            (iii)  the Convention on the Rights of the Child done at New York on 20 November 1989 ([1991] ATS 4); and

                            (iv)  the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women done at New York on 18 December 1979 ([1983] ATS 9); and

                             (v)  the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination done at New York on 21 December 1965 ([1975] ATS 40).

Note:          In 2013, the text of a Convention or Covenant in the Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (www.austlii.edu.au).

[objects]

(3)     Clause 4, page 6 (after line 19), after subclause (12), insert:

           (13)  The role of advocacy in representing the interests of people with disability is to be acknowledged and respected, recognising that advocacy supports people with disability by:

                     (a)  promoting their independence and social and economic participation; and

                     (b)  promoting choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports; and

                     (c)  maximising independent lifestyles of people with disability and their full inclusion in the mainstream community.

[general principles]

(4)     Clause  4 , page 6 (line 20) , omit “ (13) ”, substitute “ (14) ”.

[general principles]

(5)     Clause  4 , page 6 (line 24) , omit “ (14) ”, substitute “ (15) ”.

[general principles]

(6)     Clause  4 , page 6 (line 27) , omit “ (14A) ”, substitute “ (16) ”.

[general principles]

(7)     Clause  4 , page 6 (line 29) , omit “ (15) ”, substitute “ (17) ”.

[general principles]

(8)     Clause 5, page 7 (line 18), after “circumstances”, insert “, and the gender,”.

[general principles]

(9)     Clause 9, page 12 (lines 7 to 13), omit the definition of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities .

[objects]

(10)   Clause 26, page 29 (lines 13 to 16), omit subparagraph (1)(b)(ii), substitute:

                             (ii)  undergo, whether or not at a particular place, a medical, psychiatric, psychological or other examination, conducted by an appropriately qualified person, and provide to the CEO the report, in the approved form, of the person who conducts the examination.

[examinations]

(11)   Clause 36, page 40 (lines 23 to 26), omit subparagraph (2)(b)(ii), substitute:

                             (ii)  undergo, whether or not at a particular place, a medical, psychiatric, psychological or other examination, conducted by an appropriately qualified person, and provide to the CEO the report, in the approved form, of the person who conducts the examination.

[examinations]

(12)   Clause 50, page 49 (lines 1 to 4), omit subparagraph (2)(b)(ii), substitute:

                             (ii)  undergo, whether or not at a particular place, a medical, psychiatric, psychological or other examination, conducted by an appropriately qualified person, and provide to the CEO the report, in the approved form, of the person who conducts the examination.

[examinations]

(13)   Clause 73, page 64 (line 4), at the end of subclause (1), add:

            ; and (d)  processes to deal with conflicts of interest, or perceived conflicts of interest.

[registered providers of supports]

(14)   Clause 73, page 64 (after line 19), after paragraph (2)(d), insert:

                   (da)  obligations relating to dealing with conflicts of interest, or perceived conflicts of interest; and

[registered providers of supports]

(15)   Clause 85, page 75 (lines 9 and 10), omit “a medical, psychiatric or psychological”.

[examinations]

(16)   Clause  147 , page 119 (lines 8 to 26) , omit subclause ( 5 ), substitute:

Membership requirements

             (5)  In appointing the members of the Advisory Council, the Minister must:

                     (a)  have regard to the desirability of the membership of the Advisory Council reflecting the diversity of people with disability; and

                     (b)  ensure that all members are persons with skills, experience or knowledge that will help the Advisory Council perform its function; and

                     (c)  ensure that:

                              (i)  a majority of the members are people with disability; and

                             (ii)  at least 2 of the members are carers of people with disability; and

                            (iii)  at least one of the members is a person who has skills, experience or knowledge in relation to disability in rural or regional areas; and

                            (iv)  at least one of the members is a person who has skills, experience or knowledge in the supply of equipment, or the provision of services, to people with disability.

Note:          A particular member may meet one or more of the conditions in subparagraphs (5)(c)(ii), (iii) and (iv).

[Advisory Council]