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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - NOTES

No. 20, 2013

Compilation No. 16

Compilation date:                              8 April 2022

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 27, 2022

Registered:                                         28 April 2022

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 8 April 2022 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Chapter 1--Introduction                                                                                       1

Part 1--Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

Part 2--Objects and principles                                                                                      4

3............ Objects of Act..................................................................................... 4

4............ General principles guiding actions under this Act............................... 6

5............ General principles guiding actions of people who may do acts or things on behalf of others   8

6............ Agency may provide support and assistance....................................... 9

7............ Provision of notice, approved form or information under this Act etc. 9

Part 3--Simplified outline                                                                                               10

8............ Simplified outline.............................................................................. 10

Part 4--Definitions                                                                                                              13

9............ Definitions........................................................................................ 13

10B....... Definition of NDIS worker screening law........................................ 21

11.......... Definitions relating to compensation................................................. 22

11A....... Definition of key personnel............................................................... 23

Part 5--Ministerial Council                                                                                           24

12.......... Ministerial Council functions etc....................................................... 24

Chapter 2--Assistance for people with disability and others              25

13.......... Agency may provide coordination, strategic and referral services etc. to people with disability               25

14.......... Agency may provide funding to persons or entities.......................... 25

15.......... Agency may provide information...................................................... 25

16.......... Agency may assist in relation to doing things under Chapter............ 26

17.......... National Disability Insurance Scheme rules...................................... 26

Chapter 3--Participants and their plans                                            27

Part 1A--Principles                                                                                                            27

17A....... Principles relating to the participation of people with disability......... 27

Part 1--Becoming a participant                                                                                  28

18.......... Person may make a request to become a participant.......................... 28

19.......... Matters relating to access requests.................................................... 28

20.......... CEO must consider and decide access requests................................ 29

21.......... When a person meets the access criteria............................................ 29

22.......... Age requirements.............................................................................. 30

23.......... Residence requirements..................................................................... 30

24.......... Disability requirements..................................................................... 31

25.......... Early intervention requirements......................................................... 32

26.......... Requests that the CEO may make..................................................... 33

27.......... National Disability Insurance Scheme rules relating to disability requirements and early intervention requirements.......................................................................................................... 34

28.......... When a person becomes a participant................................................ 35

29.......... When a person ceases to be a participant........................................... 36

30.......... Revocation of participant status......................................................... 36

Part 2--Participants' plans                                                                                            37

Division 1--Principles relating to plans                                                            37

31.......... Principles relating to plans................................................................ 37

Division 2--Preparing participants' plans                                                      39

32.......... CEO must facilitate preparation of participant's plan........................ 39

33.......... Matters that must be included in a participant's plan......................... 39

34.......... Reasonable and necessary supports.................................................. 41

35.......... National Disability Insurance Scheme rules for statement of participant supports    42

36.......... Information and reports for the purposes of preparing and approving a participant's plan       43

37.......... When plan is in effect........................................................................ 44

38.......... Copy of plan to be provided.............................................................. 44

39.......... Agency must comply with the statement of participant supports....... 44

40.......... Effect of temporary absence on plans................................................ 44

41.......... Suspension of plans.......................................................................... 45

Division 3--Managing the funding for supports under participants' plans         46

42.......... Meaning of managing the funding for supports under a participant's plan              46

43.......... Choice for the participant in relation to plan management................. 46

44.......... Circumstances in which participant must not manage plan to specified extent          48

45.......... Payment of NDIS amounts............................................................... 49

46.......... Acquittal of NDIS amounts.............................................................. 49

46A....... Protection of NDIS amounts............................................................. 49

46B....... Garnishee orders............................................................................... 50

Division 4--Reviewing and changing participants' plans                       51

47.......... Participant may change participant's statement of goals and aspirations at any time 51

48.......... Review of participant's plan.............................................................. 51

49.......... Outcome of review............................................................................ 52

50.......... Information and reports for the purposes of reviewing a participant's plan              52

Chapter 4--Administration                                                                              54

Part 1--General matters                                                                                                  54

Division 1--Participants and prospective participants                            54

50J........ CEO to comply with requirements in relation to prospective participants or participants         54

51.......... Requirement to notify change of circumstances................................ 54

52.......... Requirements relating to notices........................................................ 55

53.......... Power to obtain information from participants and prospective participants to ensure the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme............................................................. 55

54.......... Written notice of requirement............................................................ 56

Division 2--Other persons                                                                                       57

55.......... Power of CEO to obtain information from other persons to ensure the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.............................................................................................. 57

55A....... Power of Commissioner to obtain information from other persons to ensure the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme etc........................................................................ 58

56.......... Written notice of requirement............................................................ 58

57.......... Offence--refusal or failure to comply with requirement................... 60

Division 3--Interaction with other laws                                                           61

58.......... Obligations not affected by State or Territory laws........................... 61

59.......... Interaction with Commonwealth laws............................................... 61

Part 2--Privacy                                                                                                                     62

Division 1--Information held by the Agency                                                 62

60.......... Protection of information held by the Agency etc............................. 62

61.......... Offence--unauthorised access to protected information................... 63

62.......... Offence--unauthorised use or disclosure of protected Agency information            63

63.......... Offence--soliciting disclosure of protected Agency information...... 64

64.......... Offence--offering to supply protected Agency information............. 64

66.......... Disclosure of information by CEO................................................... 65

67.......... National Disability Insurance Scheme rules for exercise of CEO's disclosure powers            66

Division 2--Information held by the Commission                                       67

67A....... Protection of information held by the Commission etc...................... 67

67B....... Offence--unauthorised use or disclosure of protected Commission information     68

67C....... Offence--soliciting disclosure of protected Commission information 69

67D....... Offence--offering to supply protected Commission information..... 69

67E........ Disclosure of information by Commissioner.................................... 70

67F........ National Disability Insurance Scheme rules for exercise of Commissioner's disclosure powers             71

Division 3--Information generally                                                                      72

67G....... Protection of certain documents etc. from production to court etc..... 72

67H....... Part does not affect the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982             72

Part 3A--NDIS providers                                                                                              73

Division 2--Registered NDIS providers                                                           73

73B....... Requirement to be a registered NDIS provider................................. 73

73C....... Application to be a registered NDIS provider................................... 73

73D....... False or misleading information or documents in application............ 74

73E........ Registration as a registered NDIS provider....................................... 75

73F........ Registration is subject to conditions.................................................. 77

73G....... Conditions specified in certificate of registration............................... 78

73H....... Conditions determined by NDIS rules.............................................. 79

73J........ Registered NDIS providers must comply with conditions of registration                79

73K....... Extension of period for which registration is in force....................... 79

73L........ Variation of registration.................................................................... 79

73M...... Application for variation of registration............................................ 80

73N....... Suspension of registration................................................................. 81

73P........ Revocation of registration................................................................. 83

73Q....... Record keeping by registered NDIS providers................................. 85

73R....... Record keeping by former registered NDIS providers...................... 85

73S........ Grants of financial assistance in relation to registration..................... 85

Division 3--Quality assurance                                                                              86

73T........ NDIS Practice Standards.................................................................. 86

73U....... Approved quality auditors................................................................. 86

Division 4--NDIS Code of Conduct                                                                    88

73V....... NDIS Code of Conduct.................................................................... 88

Division 5--Complaints management and resolution                                89

73W...... Complaints management and resolution system--registered NDIS providers         89

73X....... Arrangements relating to the management and resolution of complaints  89

Division 6--Incident management--registered NDIS providers        91

73Y....... Incident management system............................................................. 91

73Z........ Reportable incidents.......................................................................... 91

Division 7--Protection of disclosers                                                                   93

73ZA..... Disclosures qualifying for protection................................................ 93

73ZB..... Disclosure that qualifies for protection not actionable etc.................. 94

73ZC..... Victimisation prohibited.................................................................... 95

73ZD..... Right to compensation....................................................................... 96

Division 8--Compliance and enforcement                                                      97

73ZE..... Monitoring powers........................................................................... 97

73ZF..... Investigation powers......................................................................... 98

73ZG..... Use of equipment to examine or process things................................ 99

73ZH..... Use of electronic equipment at other place...................................... 101

73ZI...... Person with knowledge of a computer or a computer system to assist access etc.    102

73ZJ...... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment......................... 104

73ZK..... Civil penalty provisions.................................................................. 105

73ZL..... Infringement notices........................................................................ 106

73ZM.... Compliance notices......................................................................... 107

73ZN..... Banning orders................................................................................ 108

73ZO..... Variation or revocation of banning orders....................................... 111

73ZP..... Enforceable undertakings................................................................ 113

73ZQ..... Injunctions...................................................................................... 114

73ZR..... Appointment of inspectors and investigators.................................. 115

Division 9--NDIS Provider Register                                                               116

73ZS..... NDIS Provider Register.................................................................. 116

Part 4--Children                                                                                                                119

74.......... Children.......................................................................................... 119

75.......... Definition of parental responsibility............................................... 121

76.......... Duty to children.............................................................................. 122

77.......... Revocation of determinations under section 74............................... 122

Part 5--Nominees                                                                                                              124

Division 1--Functions and responsibilities of nominees                         124

78.......... Actions of plan nominee on behalf of participant............................ 124

79.......... Actions of correspondence nominee on behalf of participant.......... 125

80.......... Duties of nominees to participant etc............................................... 125

81.......... Giving of notices to correspondence nominee................................. 126

82.......... Compliance by correspondence nominee........................................ 127

83.......... Nominee to inform Agency of matters affecting ability to act as nominee                128

84.......... Statement by plan nominee regarding disposal of money................ 129

85.......... Right of nominee to attend with participant..................................... 130

Division 2--Appointment and cancellation or suspension of appointment           131

86.......... Appointment of plan nominee......................................................... 131

87.......... Appointment of correspondence nominee....................................... 131

88.......... Provisions relating to appointments................................................ 132

89.......... Circumstances in which the CEO must cancel appointment of nominees 133

90.......... General circumstances in which CEO may cancel or suspend appointment of nominees         134

91.......... Suspension etc. of appointment of nominees in cases of physical, mental or financial harm    135

92.......... Other matters relating to cancellation or suspension of appointment 136

93.......... National Disability Insurance Scheme rules may prescribe requirements etc.           137

94.......... CEO's powers of revocation........................................................... 137

Division 3--Other matters relating to nominees                                       138

95.......... CEO's powers to give notices to participant................................... 138

96.......... Notification of nominee where notice is given to participant........... 138

97.......... Protection of participant against liability for actions of nominee..... 138

98.......... Protection of nominee against criminal liability............................... 138

Part 6--Review of decisions                                                                                        140

99.......... Reviewable decisions and decision-makers..................................... 140

100........ Review of reviewable decisions...................................................... 144

101........ Variation of reviewable decision before review completed............. 146

102........ Withdrawal of request for review.................................................... 146

103........ Applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal...................... 147

Chapter 5--Compensation payments                                                  148

Part 1--Requirement to take action to obtain compensation                 148

104........ CEO may require person to take action to obtain compensation...... 148

105........ Consequences of failure to comply with a requirement to take action to obtain compensation 149

105A..... Matters relating to claims etc. by CEO............................................ 151

105B..... Recovery of amounts relating to claims etc. by CEO...................... 152

Part 2--Agency may recover compensation fixed after NDIS amounts have been paid               153

106........ Recovering past NDIS amounts from certain judgements............... 153

107........ Recovering past NDIS amounts from consent judgements and settlements             154

108........ Debts resulting from section 106 or 107......................................... 156

Part 3--Recovery from compensation payers and insurers                    157

109........ CEO may send preliminary notice to potential compensation payer or insurer         157

110........ Offence--potential compensation payer or insurer......................... 158

111........ CEO may send recovery notice to compensation payer or insurer.. 159

112........ Preliminary notice or recovery notice suspends liability to pay compensation          160

113........ Compensation payer's or insurer's payment to Agency discharges liability to participant       161

114........ Offence--making compensation payment after receiving preliminary notice or recovery notice              161

115........ Liability to pay the Agency if there is a contravention of section 114 162

Part 4--CEO may disregard certain payments                                               164

116........ CEO may disregard certain payments............................................. 164

Chapter 6--National Disability Insurance Agency                165

Part 1--National Disability Insurance Agency                                                165

117........ National Disability Insurance Agency............................................. 165

118........ Functions of the Agency................................................................. 165

119........ Powers of the Agency..................................................................... 167

120........ Charging of fees.............................................................................. 167

121........ Minister may give directions to the Agency.................................... 169

122........ Agency does not have privileges and immunities of the Crown...... 170

Part 2--Board of the Agency                                                                                     171

Division 1--Establishment and functions                                                       171

123........ Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency........................ 171

124........ Functions of the Board.................................................................... 171

125........ Minister may give the Board a statement setting out strategic guidance for the Agency           172

125A..... Matters to be considered in performing functions........................... 173

125B..... Rules about management of risk and performance of Board's functions  174

Division 2--Members of the Board                                                                   175

126........ Membership.................................................................................... 175

127........ Appointment of Board members..................................................... 175

128........ Term of appointment....................................................................... 177

129........ Acting appointments....................................................................... 177

130........ Remuneration and allowances......................................................... 178

131........ Leave of absence............................................................................. 179

132........ Outside employment....................................................................... 179

133........ Resignation of Board members....................................................... 179

134........ Termination of appointment of Board members.............................. 180

135........ Other terms and conditions of Board members............................... 182

Division 3--Meetings of the Board                                                                   184

136........ Convening meetings........................................................................ 184

137........ Presiding at meetings...................................................................... 184

138........ Quorum........................................................................................... 184

139........ Voting at meetings.......................................................................... 185

140........ Conduct of meetings....................................................................... 185

141........ Minutes........................................................................................... 185

142........ Decisions without meetings............................................................ 185

Part 3--Independent Advisory Council                                                               187

Division 1--Establishment and function                                                         187

143........ Establishment.................................................................................. 187

144........ Function of the Advisory Council................................................... 187

145........ Advice of the Advisory Council..................................................... 188

Division 2--Members of the Advisory Council                                          189

146........ Membership.................................................................................... 189

147........ Appointment of members of the Advisory Council........................ 189

148........ Term of appointment....................................................................... 190

149........ Acting appointments....................................................................... 190

150........ Remuneration and allowances......................................................... 191

151........ Leave of absence............................................................................. 191

152........ Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................. 192

153........ Disclosure of interests to the Advisory Council.............................. 192

154........ Resignation of members of the Advisory Council.......................... 193

155........ Termination of appointment of members of the Advisory Council. 193

156........ Other terms and conditions of members of the Advisory Council.. 194

Division 3--Procedures of the Advisory Council                                      195

157........ Procedures of the Advisory Council............................................... 195

Part 4--Chief Executive Officer and staff etc.                                                196

Division 1--Chief Executive Officer                                                                196

158........ Establishment.................................................................................. 196

159........ Functions of the CEO..................................................................... 196

160........ Appointment of the CEO................................................................ 196

161........ Acting appointments....................................................................... 197

162........ Remuneration and allowances......................................................... 197

163........ Leave of absence............................................................................. 197

164........ Outside employment....................................................................... 198

165........ Disclosure of interests..................................................................... 198

166........ Resignation of the CEO.................................................................. 198

167........ Termination of appointment of the CEO......................................... 198

168........ Other terms and conditions of the CEO.......................................... 199

Division 2--Staff etc.                                                                                                200

169........ Staff................................................................................................ 200

170........ Services of other persons to be made available to the Agency........ 200

171........ Consultants..................................................................................... 200

Part 5--Reporting and planning                                                                              201

Division 1--Reporting                                                                                              201

Subdivision A--Reporting by Board members                                              201

172........ Annual report.................................................................................. 201

173........ Giving certain information to the Ministerial Council..................... 202

174........ Quarterly report to the Ministerial Council...................................... 203

Subdivision B--Reporting by the Agency                                                        205

175........ Giving information requested by Commonwealth, State or Territory Ministers       205

Subdivision C--Reporting by the Minister                                                      205

176........ Giving certain information to the Ministerial Council..................... 205

Division 2--Planning                                                                                                 207

177........ Corporate plan................................................................................. 207

Part 6--Finance                                                                                                                  208

178........ Payments to the Agency by the Commonwealth............................. 208

179........ Payments to the Agency by the host jurisdictions........................... 208

180........ Application of money by the Agency.............................................. 208

Part 6A--Actuarial assessment of financial sustainability                       210

Division 1--Scheme actuary and annual financial sustainability report               210

180A..... Nomination of scheme actuary........................................................ 210

180B..... Duties of scheme actuary................................................................ 210

180C..... Rules for performance of scheme actuary's duties.......................... 211

Division 2--Reviewing actuary                                                                           213

180D..... Nomination of reviewing actuary.................................................... 213

180E...... Duties of reviewing actuary............................................................ 214

Division 3--Assistance of scheme actuary and reviewing actuary  215

180F...... Agency to assist scheme actuary and reviewing actuary................. 215

Part 7--Miscellaneous                                                                                                     216

181........ Taxation.......................................................................................... 216

Chapter 6A--NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 217

Part 1--Commission establishment and functions                                        217

181A..... Establishment of the Commission................................................... 217

181B..... Commission's functions................................................................. 218

Part 2--NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner                               219

181C..... Commissioner................................................................................. 219

181D..... Commissioner's functions and powers........................................... 219

181E...... Commissioner's core functions....................................................... 220

181F...... Commissioner's registration and reportable incident functions....... 221

181G..... Commissioner's complaints functions............................................ 222

181H..... Commissioner's behaviour support function.................................. 223

181J...... Charging of fees by Commissioner................................................. 224

181K..... Minister may give directions to the Commissioner......................... 224

181L...... Appointment of the Commissioner................................................. 225

181M.... Acting appointments....................................................................... 225

181N..... Remuneration and allowances......................................................... 226

181P...... Leave of absence............................................................................. 226

181Q..... Outside employment....................................................................... 226

181R..... Other terms and conditions............................................................. 226

181S...... Resignation..................................................................................... 227

181T...... Termination of appointment............................................................ 227

Part 3--Staff etc. of the Commission                                                                     228

181U..... Staff of the Commission................................................................. 228

181V..... Consultants..................................................................................... 228

181W.... Persons assisting the Commissioner............................................... 228

Chapter 6B--NDIS worker screening database                        229

181X..... Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 229

181Y..... NDIS worker screening database.................................................... 229

Chapter 7--Other matters                                                                                233

Part 1--Debt recovery                                                                                                    233

Division 1--Debts                                                                                                       233

182........ Debts due to the Agency................................................................. 233

Division 2--Methods of recovery                                                                      235

183........ Legal proceedings........................................................................... 235

184........ Arrangement for payment of debt................................................... 235

185........ Recovery of amounts from financial institutions............................. 236

Division 3--Information relating to debts                                                     239

186........ Power to obtain information from a person who owes a debt to the Agency           239

187........ Power to obtain information about a person who owes a debt to the Agency          239

188........ Written notice of requirement.......................................................... 239

189........ Offence--refusal or failure to comply with requirement................. 240

Division 4--Non-recovery of debts                                                                   241

190........ CEO may write off debt.................................................................. 241

191........ Power to waive Agency's right to recover debt.............................. 242

192........ Waiver of debt arising from error.................................................... 242

193........ Waiver of small debt....................................................................... 242

194........ Waiver in relation to settlements...................................................... 243

195........ Waiver in special circumstances...................................................... 244

Part 2--General matters                                                                                                245

196........ Method of notification by CEO....................................................... 245

197........ CEO not required to make a decision.............................................. 245

197A..... Method of notification by Commissioner........................................ 245

197B..... Commissioner not required to make a decision............................... 246

198........ Protection of participant against liability for actions of persons...... 246

199........ Protection against criminal liability.................................................. 246

200........ Evidentiary effect of CEO's certificate............................................ 246

200A..... Legal assistance for review not funded........................................... 247

201........ Delegation by the Minister to the CEO........................................... 247

201A..... Delegation by the Minister to the Commissioner............................ 248

202........ Delegation by the CEO................................................................... 249

202A..... Delegation by the Commissioner.................................................... 250

202B..... Delegation of regulatory powers..................................................... 250

203........ Application of Act to unincorporated bodies................................... 251

204........ Time frames for decision making by persons other than the CEO.. 252

204A..... Report by Commonwealth Ombudsman......................................... 252

Part 3--Constitutional matters                                                                                  254

205........ Act binds Crown............................................................................. 254

206........ Alternative constitutional basis........................................................ 254

207........ Concurrent operation of State laws................................................. 255

207A..... State or Territory agreement required in relation to certain delegations under this Act             255

Part 5--Legislative instruments                                                                                256

209........ The National Disability Insurance Scheme rules............................. 256

210........ Regulations..................................................................................... 261

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  263

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                          263

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                              265

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                           266

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                         270


  

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation "(md)" added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation "(md not incorp)" is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

/sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

20, 2013

28 Mar 2013

s 3-12, 55-73 and 117-210: 29 Mar 2013 (s 2(1) items 2, 5, 6, 9)
s 13-54 and 74-116: 1 July 2013 (s 2(1) items 3, 4, 7, 8)
Remainder: 28 Mar 2013 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Legislation Amendment Act 2013

44, 2013

28 May 2013

Sch 1 (items 1-19, 21-26, 33-43, 46, 56-58): 1 July 2013 (s 2(1) items 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11)
Sch 1 (items 20, 27-32, 44, 45, 47-55): 29 May 2013 (s 2(1) items 3, 5, 8, 10)

Sch 1 (items 28, 46, 55)

Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013

76, 2013

28 June 2013

Sch 4 (items 5A-5D): 1 Aug 2013 (s 2(1) item 5)

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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014

14, 2014

31 Mar 2014

Sch 12 (items 27, 28): 1 Apr 2014 (s 2(1) item 8)

Sch 12 (item 28)

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014

62, 2014

30 June 2014

Sch 10 (items 36-53) and Sch 14: 1 July 2014 (s 2(1) items 6, 14)

Sch 14

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2015

36, 2015

13 Apr 2015

Sch 2 (items 7-9) and Sch 7: 14 Apr 2015 (s 2)

Sch 7

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 486): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

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Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 495): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

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Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (items 395-397): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Act 2016

51, 2016

5 May 2016

Sch 1: 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

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Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 3 (item 31): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Act 2017

131, 2017

13 Dec 2017

Sch 1: 1 July 2018 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (item 81)

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Act 2019

82, 2019

2 Oct 2019

3 Oct 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

--

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Act 2019

113, 2019

9 Dec 2019

10 Dec 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 1 (item 26) and Sch 2 (item 4)

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Act 2020

103, 2020

20 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2020 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 1 (items 7, 8)

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Act 2020

107, 2020

26 Nov 2020

Sch 3 (item 10): 27 Nov 2020 (s 2(1) item 3)

--

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021

13, 2021

1 Mar 2021

Sch 2 (items 612-614): 1 Sept 2021 (s 2(1) item 5)

--

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Act 2021

116, 2021

28 Oct 2021

29 Oct 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 1 (items 46-51)

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Act 2022

27, 2022

1 Apr 2022

Sch 1 (items 1, 4-12, 14, 16, 30, 34-36, 38, 40, 42, 43, 52-57, 59, 60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 71) and Sch 3 (items 1-61): 8 Apr 2022 (s 2(1) items 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30)
Sch 1 (items 2, 3, 13, 15, 17-29, 31-33, 37, 39, 41, 44-51, 58, 61, 65, 68, 69) and Sch 2: 1 July 2022 (s 2(1) items 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29)

Sch 1 (items 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 71), Sch 1 (items 65, 68, 69), Sch 2 (items 54-57) and Sch 3 (items 55-61)

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Chapter 1

 

Part 2

 

s 3........................................

am No 44, 2013; No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022

s 4........................................

am No 44, 2013; No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022 (Sch 2 items 1-5)

s 5........................................

am No 27, 2022

Part 3

 

s 8........................................

am No 131, 2017; No 82, 2019; No 27, 2022

Part 4

 

s 9........................................

am No 44, 2013; No 76, 2013; No 62, 2014; No 131, 2017; No 82, 2019; No 113, 2019; No 116, 2021; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 items 2, 3; Sch 2 item 7)

s 9A.....................................

ad No 27, 2022

s 10......................................

am No 126, 2015

 

rep No 27, 2022

s 10A...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

rep No 27, 2022

s 10B...................................

ad No 82, 2019

s 11A...................................

ad No 131, 2017

Chapter 2

 

s 14......................................

am No 27, 2022

Chapter 3

 

Part 1A

 

s 17A...................................

am No 27, 2022

Part 1

 

s 18......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 20......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 21......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 22......................................

am No 44, 2013

 

rs No 27, 2022

s 23......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 24......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 25......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 26......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 27......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 28......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 29......................................

am No 76, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 30......................................

am No 27, 2022

Part 2

 

Division 1

 

s 31......................................

am No 27, 2022

Division 2

 

s 32......................................

rs No 27, 2022

s 32A...................................

rep No 27, 2022

s 33......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 item 15)

s 34......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 35......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 36......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 37......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 40......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 41......................................

am No 27, 2022

Division 3

 

s 42......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 43......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 44......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 45......................................

rs No 27, 2022

s 46......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 46A...................................

ad No 14, 2014

s 46B...................................

ad No 14, 2014

Division 4

 

Division 4 heading...............

am No 27, 2022

s 47......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 47A...................................

ad No 27, 2022

s 48......................................

rs No 27, 2022

s 49......................................

am No 131, 2017

 

rs No 27, 2022

s 49A...................................

ad No 27, 2022

s 50......................................

am No 27, 2022

Chapter 4

 

Part 1

 

Division 1

 

s 50J....................................

ad No 27, 2022

s 54......................................

am No 131, 2017

Division 2

 

s 55......................................

am No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 item 31)

s 55A...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 103, 2020; No 116, 2021

s 56......................................

am No 131, 2017

s 57......................................

am No 131, 2017

Division 3

 

s 58......................................

am No 131, 2017

Part 2

 

Division 1

 

Division 1 heading...............

ad No 131, 2017

s 60......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 131, 2017; No 116, 2021; No 27, 2022

s 61......................................

am No 44, 2013

 

rep No 27, 2022

s 62......................................

am No 131, 2017

s 63......................................

am No 131, 2017

s 64......................................

am No 131, 2017

s 65......................................

rep No 131, 2017

s 66......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 131, 2017; No 113, 2019

s 67......................................

rs No 131, 2017

Division 2

 

Division 2............................

ad No 131, 2017

s 67A...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

s 67B...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 67C...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 67D...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 67E...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 113, 2019

s 67F....................................

ad No 131, 2017

Division 3

 

Division 3............................

ad No 131, 2017

s 67G...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 113, 2019

s 67H...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 68......................................

rep No 131, 2017

Part 3...................................

am No 131, 2017

 

rep No 27, 2022

s 69......................................

rep No 27, 2022

s 70......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 131, 2017

 

rep No 27, 2022

s 71......................................

rep No 27, 2022

s 72......................................

rep No 27, 2022

s 73......................................

rep No 27, 2022

Part 3A

 

Part 3A.................................

ad No 131, 2017

Division 1............................

rep No 27, 2022

s 73A...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

rep No 27, 2022

Division 2

 

s 73B...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

s 73C...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

s 73D...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73E...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 27, 2022

s 73F....................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73G...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73H...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73J....................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73K...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73L...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73M..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73N...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73P....................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

s 73Q...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73R...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73S....................................

ad No 131, 2017

Division 3

 

s 73T...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

s 73U...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

Division 4

 

s 73V...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

Division 5

 

s 73W..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73X...................................

ad No 131, 2017

Division 6

 

s 73Y...................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73Z...................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

Division 7

 

s 73ZA.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZB.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZC.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZD.................................

ad No 131, 2017

Division 8

 

s 73ZE.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 13, 2021

s 73ZF.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 13, 2021

s 73ZG.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZH.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZI..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZJ..................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 13, 2021

s 73ZK.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 13, 2021

s 73ZL.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZM................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 73ZN.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 103, 2020; No 116, 2021

s 73ZO.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021

s 73ZP.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 13, 2021

s 73ZQ.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 13, 2021

s 73ZR.................................

ad No 131, 2017

Division 9

 

s 73ZS.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 103, 2020; No 116, 2021

Part 4

 

s 74......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 75......................................

am No 44, 2013

Part 5

 

Division 1

 

s 78......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 79......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 80......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 82......................................

am No 131, 2017

Division 2

 

s 86......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 88......................................

am No 44, 2013

s 89......................................

am No 27, 2022

s 90......................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022 (Sch 2 item 44)

s 93......................................

am No 44, 2013

Division 3

 

s 96......................................

am No 27, 2022

Part 6

 

s 99......................................

am No 44, 2013

 

rs No 131, 2017

 

am No 116, 2021; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 item 39)

s 100....................................

am No 131, 2017; No 116, 2021; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 items 41, 44)

s 101....................................

am No 27, 2022

s 102....................................

am No 131, 2017

s 103....................................

am No 27, 2022

Chapter 5

 

Part 1

 

s 104....................................

am No 44, 2013; No 27, 2022

s 105....................................

am No 44, 2013

Chapter 6

 

Chapter 6 heading................

rs No 27, 2022

Part 1

 

Part 1 heading......................

rs No 27, 2022

s 117....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 27, 2022

s 118....................................

am No 44, 2013

s 120....................................

am No 113, 2019

s 121....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 126, 2015; No 113, 2019

Part 2

 

Division 1

 

s 123....................................

rs No 27, 2022

s 125....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 113, 2019

s 125A.................................

rs No 44, 2013

 

am No 62, 2014

s 125B.................................

ad No 44, 2013

Division 2

 

s 126....................................

am No 51, 2016

s 127....................................

am No 113, 2019; No 27, 2022

s 129....................................

am No 27, 2022

s 134....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 113, 2019

s 135....................................

am No 113, 2019

Division 3

 

s 138....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 51, 2016

Part 3

 

Division 1

 

s 144....................................

am No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022

Division 2

 

s 147....................................

am No 113, 2019; No 27, 2022

s 155....................................

am No 113, 2019; No 27, 2022

s 156....................................

am No 113, 2019

Part 4

 

Division 1

 

s 160....................................

am No 27, 2022

s 165....................................

rs No 62, 2014

s 167....................................

am No 62, 2014

Division 2

 

s 171A.................................

rep No 27, 2022

Part 5

 

Division 1

 

Subdivision A

 

s 172....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 113, 2019

s 173....................................

am No 62, 2014; No 113, 2019

s 174....................................

am No 113, 2019; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 items 50, 51)

Subdivision C

 

s 176....................................

am No 27, 2022

Division 2

 

s 177....................................

rs No 62, 2014

Part 6

 

s 179....................................

am No 27, 2022

s 180....................................

am No 62, 2014

Part 6A

 

Division 1

 

s 180B.................................

am No 44, 2013; No 62, 2014

Division 2

 

s 180D.................................

am No 27, 2022

Chapter 6A

 

Chapter 6A...........................

ad No 131, 2017

Part 1

 

s 181A.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181B.................................

ad No 131, 2017

Part 2

 

s 181C.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181D.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181E.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181F..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181G.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181H.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181J..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181K.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181L.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181M................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181N.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181P..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181Q.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181R.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181S..................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181T.................................

ad No 131, 2017

Part 3

 

s 181U.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181V.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 181W................................

ad No 131, 2017

Chapter 6B

 

Chapter 6B...........................

ad No 82, 2019

s 181X.................................

ad No 82, 2019

s 181Y.................................

ad No 82, 2019

Chapter 7

 

Part 1

 

Division 1

 

s 182....................................

am No 27, 2022

Division 2

 

s 183....................................

am No 131, 2017

Division 3

 

s 188....................................

am No 131, 2017

Division 4

 

s 193....................................

am No 44, 2013

Part 2

 

s 197A.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 197B.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 200....................................

am No 61, 2016

s 201....................................

am No 131, 2017; No 113, 2019

s 201A.................................

ad No 131, 2017

 

am No 82, 2019; No 103, 2020; No 107, 2020; No 116, 2021

s 202....................................

am No 131, 2017

s 202A.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 202B.................................

ad No 131, 2017

s 203....................................

am No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022

s 204....................................

am No 131, 2017; No 27, 2022

s 204A.................................

ad No 27, 2022

Part 3

 

s 205....................................

am No 131, 2017

s 207A.................................

ad No 131, 2017

Part 4...................................

rep No 27, 2022

s 208....................................

rep No 27, 2022

Part 5

 

s 209....................................

am No 44, 2013; No 126, 2015; No 131, 2017; No 113, 2019; No 103, 2020; No 116, 2021; No 27, 2022 (Sch 1 items 58, 61; Sch 2 items 52, 53)

s 210....................................

am No 113, 2019

Schedule 1...........................

rep No 27, 2022


 



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