Commonwealth Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - SECT 118

Functions of the Agency

             (1)  The Agency has the following functions:

                     (a)  to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme so as to:

                              (i)  support the independence, and social and economic participation, of people with disability; and

                             (ii)  enable people with disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports; and

                            (iii)  ensure that the decisions and preferences of people with disability are respected and given appropriate priority ; and

                            (iv)  promote the provision of high quality and innovative supports that enable people with disability to maximise independent lifestyles and inclusion in the community; and

                             (v)  ensure that a reasonable balance is achieved between safety and the right of people with disability to choose to participate in activities involving risk;

                     (b)  to manage, and to advise and report on, the financial sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme including by:

                              (i)  regularly making and assessing estimates of the current and future expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

                             (ii)  identifying and managing risks and issues relevant to the financial sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

                            (iii)  considering actuarial advice, including advice from the scheme actuary and the reviewing actuary;

                     (c)  to develop and enhance the disability sector, including by facilitating innovation, research and contemporary best practice in the sector;

                     (d)  to build community awareness of disabilities and the social contributors to disabilities;

                     (e)  to collect, analyse and exchange data about disabilities and the supports (including early intervention supports) for people with disability;

                      (f)  to undertake research relating to disabilities, the supports (including early intervention supports) for people with disability and the social contributors to disabilities;

                     (g)  any other functions conferred on the Agency by or under this Act, the regulations or an instrument made under this Act;

                     (h)  to do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of the above functions.

             (2)  In performing its functions, the Agency must use its best endeavours to:

                     (a)  act in accordance with any relevant intergovernmental agreements; and

                     (b)  act in a proper, efficient and effective manner.



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback