EXTRACT from an article posted by Lauren Cook 1(9/02/2019)
On 13 February 2019, the Australian Government introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019 (the Bill) into the House of Representatives. The Bill seeks to amend the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) to establish a database for nationally consistent worker screening for the purposes of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Australian Government estimates that the total cost of developing and maintaining the database is $13.6 million over the forward estimates, of which the state and territory governments are expected to contribute $6.8 million. At the time of publication, we have not been able to identify any commentary from stakeholders on the Bill.
SOURCE: Cook, Lauren. “National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019.” FlagPost, 19 February 2019.
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