Submissions on the NDIS

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Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS

In 2017, stemming from his paper on intellectual disability and patient activation after release from prison (Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2017, 67(10), 939-956), Jesse Young from the Justice Health Unit was invited to give evidence to the Parliament of Australia Joint Standing Committee on the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

Recommendations stemming from Jesse’s research were reflected in the Committee’s final report (Recommendations 22 and 23). These recommendations called for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to establish a criminal justice unit specialising in the integration of the NDIS with the criminal justice system and clarify what supports are available to people in custody.

Jesse was also a contributing author to the following submissions made to the Committee:

  • McGee P. McInlay I, Wardale S, Rowe S, Churchill A, Sotiri M, Wade N, Harvey T, Dowse L, Baldry E, Young JT, Barney J, Collyer N, O’Flynn M, Phillips E, Watson K, Cootes J, Bain M, Jordan G, Jessop G, Gooding P, Coidan P, Tregenza B. The Interaction of the NDIS and People with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Submission to the NDIS Joint Standing Committee. Coordinated by Australians for Disability Justice. 2017. Full text
  • McGee P. Mawad R, Baldry E, Gooding P, Phillips E, Rowe S, McKinlay I, Wade N, Churchill A, Sotiri M, Barney J, Harvey T, Wardale S, Bain M, Jordan G, Watson K, Cootes J, Simpson J, Collyer N, O’Flynn M, Young JT, Dowse L. The provision of services under the NDIS for people with disabilities who are in contact with the criminal justice system: Supplementary Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS. Coordinated by Australians for Disability Justice. 2017. Full text

A copy of the NDIS Joint Standing Committee's report on the Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition dated August 2017 is available online.

Productivity Commission NDIS Costs inquiry

Jesse Young was also a contributor to the following submissions to the Productivity Commission NDIS Costs inquiry:

  • Young JT, Implications of NDIS exclusions for people with a disability in correctional settings: in Response to NDIS costs inquiry: Submission to the Productivity Commission NDIS costs inquiry paper. Public Health Association of Australia. 2017.  Full text

The Productivity Commission Report Overview and Study Report dated October 2017 are available here and here.