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9088 - CLOSURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGEING, DISABILITY AND HOME CARE

Haylen, Jo to the Minister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Disability Services
  1. What deadline was provided to not-for-profit organisations in the disabilities sector to finalise arrangements and reporting with the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) prior to the closure of the department?

  2. What consultation with stakeholder groups was conducted prior to setting this deadline?

  3. What assistance was provided by the Government to not-for-profit organisations to meet this deadline?

Answer -

(1) Non-Government Organisations with clients who were fully transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), or to Continuity of Support or alternate arrangements, were required to provide a financial acquittal report by 31 May 2018. Exceptions applied for service providers with a small number of residual clients yet to transition after that time.

(2) and (3) Arrangements and reporting requirements were identified in funding agreements from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018. A dedicated email address and telephone hotline for queries and feedback was established. Across the NDIS transition period, National Disability Services hosted several provider forums across the state. Additionally, simplified financial acquittal processes were put in place for the 2017-18 year.

Question asked on 14 August 2018 (session 56-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 197
Answer received on 13 September 2018 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 200