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NDIS changes – be heard before July 9!

Published on July 2, 2021

Simply copy the below email to your Disability Minister to ask them to prevent damaging changes to the NDIS

On Friday, July 9, State and Territory Disability Ministers will be meeting with NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds to consider reform to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Linda Reynolds will be asking our state and Territory Disability Ministers to agree in principle to proposed changes to NDIS legislation. These changes could fundamentally change the purpose and experience of the NDIS.

While the proposed changes have not been shared publicly, they could include introducing mandatory independent assessments, excluding specific items and services under the NDIS, allowing the Minister to exclude other supports and services in the future, and added debt recovery powers.

Nationally people with disability and their families, supports and representatives have opposed these changes and raised concerns that these changes will make it harder to access the NDIS, will reduce support for NDIS participants, and will cause distress to people trying to access NDIS support.

While the NDIS is not perfect, the proposed reforms have not been designed with people with disability and their representatives and will not fix the current problems faced by NDIS participants. Effective reform needs to be designed with people with disabilities to best fit our needs.

Please contact your Disability Minister before Friday July 9 and tell them that you do not support these changes and ask them not to provide in principle agreement to these reforms.

Below is a written email to help you make your voice heard. Simply copy and paste the message and email it with the email subject ‘NDIS reform – July 9 Disability Ministers Meeting’. Add your own concerns, or add your name to the email and please send it now.

For more information on what changes to look for in the NDIS amendment, check here:



To follow the Hands Off Our NDIS campaign, and for more ideas for action, check out:

Australian Capital Territory
Minister for Disability
Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services
Minister for Justice Health
Minister for Mental Health
GPO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2601

Dear Minister Davidson,
July 9 Disability Ministers Meeting – NDIS reform
I am /a person with disability living in the ACT/ a family member or carer of a person with disability in the ACT/ a supporter of people with disability in the ACT.
I am seriously concerned about the potential negative impacts of proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme reforms and the effects they will have on people with disability and their families and supporters.
These reforms have not been codesigned by people with disability and their representatives and do not reflect choice and control or uphold the human rights of people with disability.
I do not support reforms which are untested, unproven and have not been designed with people with disability and their representatives.
On July 9 please do not provide in principle agreement to NDIS reform.
Please continue to call for actual codesign with people with disability and their representatives in all aspects of NDIS reform.
Yours sincerely,


You can also call Minister Davidson’s office on 02 6205 1941.

You can also contact Federal Ministers:

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Commonwealth Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Minister for Government Services

PO Box 6100


Parliament House


02 6277 7200

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Commonwealth Minister for Families and Social Services

Minister for Women’s Safety

PO Box 6100


Parliament House


02 6277 7560

Residents outside of the ACT

You can also adapt attached email and send it to your relevant State or Territory Disability Minister:

New South Wales

The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services

GPO Box 5341

SYDNEY NSW 200102 8574 6050


The Hon Luke Donnellan MP

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Minister for Child ProtectionLevel 22, 50 Lonsdale Street

MELBOURNE VIC 300003 9096 0301


The Hon Craig Crawford MP

Minister for Seniors and Disability Services

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

PO Box 15397

CITY EAST QLD 400207 3008 3700

Western Australia

The Hon Don Punch MLA

Minister for Disability Services

Minister for Fisheries

Minister for Innovation and ICT

Minister for Seniors and Ageing7th Floor, Dumas House

2 Havelock Street

WEST PERTH WA 600508 6552 6900

South Australia

The Hon Michelle Lensink MLC

Minister for Human Services

Parliament House

ADELAIDE SA 500008 8237 9100


The Hon Sarah Courtney MP

Minister for Education,

Minister for Skills Training and Workforce Growth

Minister for Disability Services

Minister for Children and Youth

Minister for Hospitality and EventsLevel 5,

4 Salamanca Place

HOBART TAS 700003 6165 7794

Northern Territory

The Hon Kate Worden MLA

Minister for Disabilities

Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing

Minister for Sport

Minister for Multicultural Affairs

GPO Box 3146

DARWIN NT 080108 8936 5553