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New Inquiries on NDIS Planning and Supported Independent Living


The committee will inquire into and report on NDIS Planning, with particular reference to:

  1. the experience, expertise and qualifications of planners;
  2. the ability of planners to understand and address complex needs;
  3. the ongoing training and professional development of planners;
  4. the overall number of planners relative to the demand for plans;
  5. participant involvement in planning processes and the efficacy of introducing draft plans;
  6. the incidence, severity and impact of plan gaps;
  7. the reassessment process, including the incidence and impact of funding changes;
  8. the review process and means to streamline it;
  9. the incidence of appeals to the AAT and possible measures to reduce the number;
  10. the circumstances in which plans could be automatically rolled-over;
  11. the circumstances in which longer plans could be introduced;
  12. the adequacy of the planning process for rural and regional participants; and
  13. any other related matters.

The committee will inquire into and report on Supported Independent Living (SIL), with particular reference to:

a) the approval process for access to SIL;

b) the vacancy management process, including its management and costs;

c) the funding of SIL; and

d) any related issues.


How to make a submission

The committee is seeking written submissions.  

You can lodge your submission:

  1. Online
  2. Email to as an attached PDF or Word document. 
  3. Mail - written submissions can also be sent to:
    Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
    PO Box 6100
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

The terms of references for the Inquiries can be found via the link below:

If you would like assistance, you can contact the committee secretariat by phone on (02) 6277 3083 or by email at