Explainer: Amendments to the ‘Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1’ Bill

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 why the Bill was introduced, and what it proposes to change, in our previous Explainer from 18 April. There have been several important developments since then, […]

Explainer on the ‘Getting the NDIS Back on Track’ Bill

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 response to the NDIS Review Final Report released in December 2023. A Senate Committee inquiry is taking submissions on the Bill until 17 May 2024. The […]

Explainer: Understanding the NDIS Review

The Independent Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, commissioned by the Commonwealth Government, published its Working together to deliver the NDIS Final Report on 7 December 2023. The Review makes 26 recommendations and 139 supporting actions, to provide ‘a blueprint to renew the promise of the NDIS’. The Commonwealth Government, together with State and Territory Governments, […]

Fact sheet: Recent changes to federal discrimination powers and complaint processes

In December 2022, changes were made to how the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) can handle complaints and tackle discrimination, and to how discrimination claims can be run in the federal courts. The changes to the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (AHRC Act) implement recommendations of the Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry […]