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The National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia Community Engagement

The National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia

For nearly two years Western Australia (WA) has benefited from a comparative trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We have learnt a lot from people accessing services and supports in the trial areas, what is working well and what could be improved.

While the NDIS in WA will be nationally consistent in terms of eligibility, reasonable and necessary supports and portability across the country, it needs the flexibility to respond to local needs and be accountable to the WA community.

WA is a vast state, unique in its geography, diversity and disability service history. Some of this has been tested through the trials, but there is more that needs to be considered as we look to roll-out the NDIS state-wide.

That is why the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability (MACD) is seeking feedback on what Western Australians expect from the NDIS.

To stimulate discussion around key topics relevant to implementation of the NDIS, MACD will release discussion papers on this website every two months in the lead up to full scheme transition in July 2017. It is intended that these papers guide discussion, not constrain it.

There will be no “wrong door” for your feedback. People and organisations will be able to provide ideas, comments or feedback by phone, in person, email, via workshops or through written submissions. We would welcome invitations to meet with people interested in sharing their feedback with us directly.

Telephone: 1800 857 354
Email: feedback@macd.wa.gov.au
Post: NDIS in WA
c/o PO Box 494
West Perth WA 6872

Want to know more about this engagement process and how you can be involved? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Current Topics

Check out the new topics that have been added. These topics will be updated regularly with upcoming discussion papers. Feedback on all these topics is now 16 September 2016.

Topic 1: Planning

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on planning

Topic 2: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on ILC

Topic 3: WA Disability Services Sector

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on WA Disability Services Sector

Topic 4: Employment

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on Employment

Topic 5: Information and Advocacy

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on Information and Advocacy

Topic 6: Psychosocial Disability

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on Psychosocial Disability

Topic 7: Regional and Remote Communities

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on Regional and Remote Communities

Topic 8: Early Childhood Intervention

For more information go to the Discussion Paper on Early Childhood Intervention

Discussion papers are available in Word, PDF or Easy Read for download. If you require them in an alternative format please call 1800 857 354 or email feedback@macd.wa.gov.au

Feedback on these discussion topics is due by Friday 16 September 2016

Regional and metropolitan events

The MACD is travelling to a number of regional towns around the State to facilitate public forums and meetings with service providers. The regional visits have been planned to give people in a variety of locations the opportunity to provide feedback face-to-face. Four metropolitan events are also planned. To find out when these events will be held please download the schedule in Word or PDF format.