NDIS Commission consultative committees

Disability Sector Consultative Committee

About

The NDIS Commission Disability Sector Committee (the Committee) brings together key stakeholders from the disability sector to represent the interests of and encompass the different perspectives of NDIS participants and their support networks where they exist.

The Committee’s key purpose is to provide high-level evidence-based advice to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner (the Commissioner) on national issues, which influence the delivery of quality and safe NDIS supports and services.

The primary function of the Committee is to provide ongoing advice and feedback at a national level on:

  • matters that impact or have the potential to impact on system level interventions;
  • issues raised by other key stakeholders such as but not limited to advocates, the NDIS Independent Advisory Council and the NDIA CEO Forum;
  • emerging and complex issues relevant to quality and safeguards in the NDIS market which may impact on the NDIS Commission as a regulatory authority;
  • aspects of continuous improvement and the NDIS Commission’s operation as a regulator of quality and safe supports and services.

How it works

The Committee commenced on 19 November 2019 for a three-year term. The Committee will meet three times per year or more frequently if required, and will report to the Chair.

The meeting dates for 2020 include:

  • Tuesday, 10 March – Melbourne
  • Tuesday, 30 June – via videoconference
  • Wednesday, 4 November – via videoconference

Communiqués

Communiqués for each meeting will be published below:

Current membership

Members bring a range of skills and experience to the Committee as well as a broad understanding of human rights and disability related issues consistent with the intention and provision of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.

The members of the Committee are as follows.

Name Title Organisation
Mr Graeme Head Chair/Commissioner NDIS Commission
Ms Liz Reid Chair Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Ms Mary Sayers Chief Executive Officer Children and Young People with Disability Australia
Ms Mary Mallett Chief Executive Officer Disability Advocacy Network Australia
Mr Keir Saltmarsh Consumer Co-Chair National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum
Mr Kevin Stone Chair Inclusion Australia
Mr Dwayne Cranfield Chief Executive Officer National Ethnic Disability Alliance
Mr Terry Burke Co-Chair Australian Autism Alliance
Ms Karin Waldmann Acting Chief Executive Officer People with Disability Australia
Mr Brendan Cullinan Executive Director People with Disabilities (WA)
Ms Carolyn Frohmader Executive Director Women with Disabilities Australia
Dr Bronwyn Morkham National Director Young People in Nursing Homes National Alliance
Mr Kyle Miers Chief Executive Officer Deaf Australia
Ms Caterina Ponzio Community Liaison First Peoples Disability Network
Mr Wayne Hawkins Chair Consumers' Federation Australia

More information

An outline of the matters discussed at each Committee meeting will be published as a communiqué on the NDIS Commission website.

If you have any questions about the Committee, please contact committee@ndiscommission.gov.au

Industry Consultative Committee

About

The NDIS Commission Industry Consultative Committee (the Committee) brings together key provider stakeholders from the disability sector to represent the interests of and encompass the different perspectives of the ability of NDIS providers to deliver quality and safe supports and services in a regulated NDIS market.

The Committee’s key purpose is to provide high-level evidence-based advice to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner (the Commissioner) on national issues, which influence the delivery of quality and safe NDIS supports and services.

The primary function of the Committee is to provide ongoing advice and feedback at a national level on:

  • matters that impact or have the potential to impact on system level interventions;
  • emerging issues and risks, service delivery trends, quality issues and other important factors that will help shape the NDIS market over time;
  • emerging and complex issues relevant to quality and safeguards in the NDIS market which may impact on the NDIS Commission as a regulatory authority;
  • aspects of continuous improvement and the NDIS Commission’s operation as a regulator of quality and safe supports and services.

How it works

The Committee commenced on 26 November 2019 for a three-year term. The Committee will meet three times per year or more frequently if required, and will report to the Chair.

The meeting dates for 2020 include:

  • Wednesday, 11 March – Melbourne
  • Wednesday, 1 July – via videoconference
  • Tuesday, 10 November – via videoconference

Communiqués

Communiqués for each meeting will be published below:

Current membership

Members of the Committee bring with them a wide range of skills and experience and broad understanding of disability-related industry issues.

The members of the Committee are as follows.

Name Title Organisation
Mr Graeme Head Chair/Commissioner NDIS Commission
Mr David Moody CEO National Disability Services
Mr Philipp Herrmann Policy and Communications Manager Allied Health Professions Australia
Ms Carmel Tebbutt CEO Mental Health Coordinating Council
Mr David Sinclair Executive Officer Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia
Ms Lyn Franco CEO Australian Community Industry Alliance
Mr Andrew Rowley CEO Ability First Australia
Ms Yvonne Keane CEO Early Childhood Intervention Australia
Mr Jess Harper CEO Disability Intermediaries Australia
Mr Ian Maynard Chair SDA Alliance
Mr Rob White Representative Alliance 20
Mr Rob McPhee Organisational Nominee National Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Organisation

More information

An outline of the matters discussed at each Committee meeting will be published as a communiqué on the NDIS Commission website.

If you have any questions about the Committee, please contact committee@ndiscommission.gov.au