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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
Act
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)
 
Second reading debate 29/11/17  
Second reading agreed to 29/11/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 29/11/17 Amendment details: 11 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 29/11/17  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 04/12/17 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 04/12/17  
Assent 13/12/17 Act no: 131 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8307]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8313]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet EU124]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/06/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (08/11/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)