The Australian Human Rights Commission has published a consultation paper, as a precursor to a national consultation process to guide development of the Commissioner’s priorities.

In relation to the NDIS the paper states:

“The Commissioner intends to focus on promoting the advancement of the rights of people with disability through the NDIS to the greatest extent possible, with a focus on ensuring the scheme is free of discrimination for people with disability.

Some initial areas of attention for the Commissioner include:

  • the interaction between the aged care system and the NDIS for people with disability over 65,
  • promoting choice and control in access to housing for people within the NDIS, particularly those who require supported accommodation, and
  • empowering people with disability to exercise their rights and responsibilities under the scheme, including by enabling informed decision making.”