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WAiS Submissions and Position Statements

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Open Letter to Minister Cook - NCC Acessibility Standards

Published August 2022

An open letter to Minister Cook (and CC’d to Minister Punch) urging him to adopt and implement the improved accessibility standards as part of the National Construction Code 2022 update in WA.

WAiS and PWDWA Submission to Royal Commission into Guardianship and Supported Decision Making

Published July 2022

In June 2022, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Royal Commission) provided an invitation to external stakeholders to prepare a response to the Royal Commission’s ‘Supported decision – making and guardianship proposals for reform roundtable’ dated 16 May 2022 (Background paper).

WAiS Submission to Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021

Published November 2021

WAiS gave their position statement for a review of the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

WAiS Submission to NDIS Bill and Rules Consultation

Published October 2021

The amendment Bill and associated Rules bring a number of proposed changes that WAiS supports. However, there are also a number of identified issues and concerns with some of the proposals that WAiS outlined in this submission.

WAiS Submission to NDIS Home and Living Consultation Paper

Published September 2021

WAiS endorses the NDIA's vision outlined in the Home and Living consultation paper, of significance is that the Home and Living policy is underpinned by human rights. WAiS in principle supports the seven themes raised in the Home and Living Consultation Paper, but also note the importance of its implementation, and how this will be sone in partnership with, and being led by, people with disabilites and their allies.

WAiS and PWDWA Submission to NDIA Supported Decision Making Consultation Paper

Published September 2021

People’s access to adequate, appropriate, responsive and individualised supports funded under the NDIS to support them to live a good life is an extremely important aspect of both PWdWA’s and WAiS’s work at both a systemic and individual level. Support for decision making has consistently been an area of our work where policy and practice of the NDIS can and should improve.

The recommendations made in this submission are based on the experiences of people with disability, their families and carers as well as advocates and advisors who provide information and support to people. They are underpinned by the provisions in the UNCRPD, and best-practice models of supported decision making.

WAiS Submission to Department of Communities - Authorisation of Restrictive Practices

Published August 2021

WAiS provided a submission to the Department of Communities regarding the restrictive practice legislation that was being proposed by the WA Government (WA Restrictive Practice Legislation).

WAiS Submission to NDIS Consultation Paper - Independent Assessments

Published April 2021

Following the review of the NDIS in 2019 by David Tune AO PSM (Tune Review), in August 2020 the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced that the NDIS will be implementing a system of independent assessments. These assessments will be used to determine the eligibility of people with disabilities to have access to the NDIS and also be an on-going assessment of people already in the scheme.

A significant number of people, families, carers and organisations and advocacy groups in the disability sector across Australia, expressed serious concerns about the proposed roll out of the mandatory independent assessment framework.

WAiS and PWDWA Submission to NDIS Consultation Paper - Independent Assessments

Published April 2021

Following the review of the NDIS in 2019 by David Tune AO PSM (Tune Review), in August 2020 the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced that the NDIS will be implementing a system of independent assessments. These assessments will be used to determine the eligibility of people with disabilities to have access to the NDIS and also be an on-going assessment of people already in the scheme.

A significant number of people, families, carers and organisations and advocacy groups in the disability sector across Australia, expressed serious concerns about the proposed roll out of the mandatory independent assessment framework.

WAiS and PWDWA Submission to NDIS Consultation Paper - Planning Policy for Personalised Budgets and Plan Flexibility

Published April 2021

WAiS and PWDWA provided comments and recommendations on the NDIA's proposed Planning Policy for Personalised Budgets and Plan Flexibility.

WAiS Submission to NDIS Consultation - Support Coordination Discussion Paper

Published September 2020

WAiS gave a response to the NDIA's Support Coordination discussion paper.

WAiS Self Managers Survey Summary

Published September 2020

WAiS Submission to NDIS WA Market Review

Published November 2019

The aim of this to submission is responding to the key question:

Whether the existing NDIS support catalogue, and the price controls and associated rules set out in the NDIS Price Guide, can accommodate existing Western Australian service delivery models (including innovative support options) that have been proven to be efficient and effective, and what modifications, if any, to the NDIS support catalogue, and the price controls and associated rules set out in the NDIS Price Guide, are required to accommodate the existing proven Western Australian service delivery models.

WAiS intends to focus on two key service delivery models:

  • Individualised Living arrangements; and
  • Shared Management.

WAiS Submission to NDIS Act Review

Published October 2019

WAiS makes recommendations towards the NDIS Act review in 2019.

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