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Thursday, 4 July 2019
Page: 393

NOTICES

The following notices were given:

Mr Hastie to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the valuable contribution the Australian Defence Force (ADF) cadets make to youth development in our communities;

(2) recognises cadet leaders and staff who give up their time to mentor and shape Australia's youth; and

(3) acknowledges that ADF cadets, in cooperation with the community, benefit the nation by developing an individual's capacity to contribute to society.

Mr Ted O'Brien to move:

That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) the record monthly trade surplus in May 2019; and

(b) that the five largest monthly trade surpluses have all been this year;

(2) acknowledges that trade supports one in five jobs in Australia; and

(3) calls on Members to vote in support of important trade agreements with Indonesia, Peru and Hong Kong when they come before the House, and thereby provide further export opportunities for our farmers and small and family businesses.

Mr Laming to move:

That this House:

(1) welcomes the recent outcomes of the 2019-20 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) annual price review;

(2) notes the increases in NDIS pricing from 1 July 2019 includes:

(a) significant increases in the base prices for attendant care and community participation.

(b) a new temporary transformation payment for providers of attendant care and community participation supports, which will be 7.5 per cent in 2019-20, and will reduce by 1.5 percentage points each year thereafter;

(c) allowing therapy providers to claim for travel, cancellations and non face to face time for therapy assistant activities;

(d) clarification of charges for cancellations and providers claiming for non-face-to-face direct care-related activities as hours of support against relevant support items;

(e) increasing the amount of time providers claim for travel, for up to 30 minutes between appointments within city areas and up to 60 minutes in regional areas; and

(f) increasing remote and very remote loadings on price limits from 20 per cent to 40 per cent, and from 25 per cent to 50 per cent respectively;

(3) notes that from 1 July 2019, funding in existing participant plans will be adjusted to reflect the price increases; and

(4) welcomes the National Disability Insurance Agency's continued commitment to improvement and transparency in price setting beyond the 2019-20 annual price review.

Mr Wallace to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the outstanding contribution of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force to ensure the safety of our nation;

(2) recognises the support of their families and friends during their service; and

(3) acknowledges the positive social and economic impact the men and women of our defence force have on communities throughout Australia.

Mr C. Kelly to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the Council of Australian Governments Disability Reform Council met on 28 June 2019 and resolved a number of long-standing issues, including the interaction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the health system;

(2) welcomes the council's agreement to a range of disability-related health supports that will be provided through the NDIS; and

(3) notes the:

(a) NDIS will fund disability-related health supports where the supports are required as a result of the participant's disability and assist the participant to undertake activities of daily living;

(b) types of health supports that will be funded by the NDIS include continence supports, dysphagia and nutrition supports, respiratory supports and supports for wound and pressure care; and

(c) approach agreed to by the council to fund disability related health supports under the NDIS recognises participants need to be placed at the centre of all decisions.

Mr C. Kelly to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is an evidence-based, best practice approach to early childhood intervention for children aged zero to six years with developmental delay or disability, and there have been some challenges with rolling out the ECEI approach;

(2) welcomes the Government's announcement to reduce delays and backlogs in delivering early childhood early intervention supports through the NDIS; and

(3) notes that:

(a) a six-month recovery plan to be implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will include working with ECEI partners to secure additional resources to ensure children are able to receive early childhood supports in a more timely manner;

(b) the NDIA will provide a standardised interim six-month plan for children who have been found eligible for the NDIS, but who are experiencing significant waiting periods for a plan (that is, where the period between an access decision and getting a plan is greater than 50 days) and that these interim plans will be replaced by a full NDIS plan no later than six months after being issued;

(c) new participants who are not categorised as complex and who are not transferring from an existing Commonwealth, state or territory disability program will be given a standardised interim plan for $10,000;

(d) participants who are transferring from an existing Commonwealth, state or territory disability program, their interim NDIS plan and funding package will reflect their existing support levels, however, if that amount is lower than $10,000 they will also receive the $10,000 standardised interim plan for up to six months; and

(e) participants with complex support needs, will immediately be streamed to an NDIA early childhood specialist to develop their plan and appropriate funding package.

Mrs Archer to move:

That this House notes that: (a) the Government took to the election a plan for tax relief for hard-working Australians which will more than double the low and middle income tax offset from 2018-19, and deliver long-term structural reform by lowering the 32.5 per cent tax rate to 30 per cent from 1 July 2024; and (b) at the 2019 federal election the coalition was returned to office and that our plan for lower taxes was backed by the Australian people.

Mr Leeser to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that the fundamentals of our economy are strong thanks to the economic management of the Government; and

(2) commends the Government for its plan to continue to grow the economy through:

(a) delivering on a $100 billion infrastructure plan;

(b) pursuing free trade deals, with the European Union and through the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership;

(c) creating 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years;

(d) maintaining budget surpluses and paying down debt; and

(e) locking in record funding for schools and hospitals.