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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Bill 2021

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2019-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Bill 2021

 

 

(1)     Page 2 (after line 11), after clause 3, insert:

4   Sunset clause

             (1)  The amendments made to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 by Schedule 1 of this Act cease to be in force at the start of the day after the end of the period of:

                     (a)  if the Minister has not announced by notifiable instrument under subsection 208A(6) of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 that a copy of the report has been received—12 months beginning on the day Schedule 1 commenced; or

                     (b)  otherwise—2 years beginning on the day Schedule 1 commenced.

             (2)  However, the amendments set out in Schedule 1 of this Act do not cease to be in force under paragraph (1)(b) if a resolution passed by both Houses of the Parliament provides that the amendments remain in force .

[sunset clause]

(2)     Heading to Schedule 1, page 3 (line 1), omit “ Amendments ”, substitute “ Robertson review amendments ”.

[consequential]

(3)     Page 14 (after line 23), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 2 Quality and safeguarding framework review

   

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

1  Part 4 of Chapter 7 (at the end of the heading)

Add “ and other matters ”.

2  At the end of Part 4 of Chapter 7

Add:

208A   Review of quality and safeguarding framework

Review to be conducted

             (1)  The Minister must cause a review to be conducted of the NDIS quality and safeguarding framework.

             (2)  The review must commence as soon as practicable, and in any event within 1 month, after the commencement of this section.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the persons who undertake the review must consider the effect of the amendments contained in Schedule 1 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Act 2021 as part of the review.

Report of the review

             (4)  The persons who undertake the review must give the Minister a written report of the review within 12 months after the commencement of this section.

             (5)  The Minister must announce, by notifiable instrument, the day the Minister receives the report.

             (6)  The Minister must table a copy of the report in each House of the Parliament within 10 sittings days of that House after the report is given to the Minister.

Government response

             (7)  The Minister must cause a report (a government response ) to be prepared setting out the Commonwealth Government’s response to the report referred to in subsection (6).

             (8)  The government response must be prepared, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 3 months, after the report referred to in subsection (6) is first tabled in a House of the Parliament.

             (9)  The Minister must table a copy of the government response in each House of the Parliament within 10 sittings days of that House after the government response is given to the Minister.

[framework review]