A fairer NDIS

The NDIS must live up to its promise: to provide choice and control for people with disability to realise their potential.

The NDIS is a major investment in our social infrastructure. It holds out the hope of full and equal participation for people with disability. But many people have been let down by a complex bureaucratic system when they have tried to access the support they need.

We are helping to make the NDIS fairer by bringing greater transparency and accountability to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the government agency that administers the NDIS, and improving its decision-making.

People with disability are the experts in their own lives and we are guided by the priorities of the disability community. We provide legal advice and policy expertise to disability rights organisations and advocates, empowering them to influence positive change. Since 2021, PIAC has facilitated the NDIS Systemic Advocacy Working Group – a unique and powerful forum for collaborative work to drive reform.

We represent people with disability to pursue justice when they are unfairly refused access to the supports they ask for. We tell our clients’ stories in the media and to politicians, to expose failings in decision-making and improve the policies and processes of the NDIA. We also provide legal and policy expertise to government and parliamentary inquiries in relation to NDIS reform.

News and resources

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We have made a submission to the second Senate Committee inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 (‘Bill’). Our submission should
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Parliament has been considering the Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 (‘Bill’) since it was introduced on 27 March 2024. We explained
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The NDIS Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 represents the first step in planned reforms that would be the biggest overhaul of the NDIS in
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On 27 March 2024, the Government introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 (‘Bill’). This is the Government’s first legislative
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Senior Solicitor Mitchell Skipsey appeared on Dr George Taleporos' podcast.
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In December 2023, the Australian Government introduced the Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2023 (Cth) to Parliament. If passed, it will abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and establish the new Administrative Review

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