QAI is concerned by the increase in guardianship and administration applications that has correlated with the rollout of the NDIS in Queensland. These applications are often submitted by NDIS service providers in relation to the people they support.

Applications are often unsubstantiated, and some are occurring in situations where the provider has a conflict of interest and seeks financial gain from a participant’s NDIS funding. Whilst this may be an unintended consequence of the rollout of the NDIS, it is nevertheless a deeply concerning trend that has significant human rights implications for people with disability.

QAI has written a submission on this issue to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s “General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS” inquiry.

You can read the full submission at the links below:

PDF version of submission

Word version of submission

QAI has also written to the Disability Royal Commission outlining our concerns. Read our submission to the Disability Royal Commission here:

Submission to DRC (PDF)

Submission to DRC (Word)

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