Independent review into circumstances relating to the death of Ann-Marie Smith

Our media release of 26 May 2020 announced the appointment of the Hon. Alan Robertson SC to conduct an independent review into the NDIS Commission’s regulation of the provider of NDIS supports and services to Ms Ann-Marie Smith, an NDIS participant.

Information about the review is in the attached Terms of Reference.

Organisations and members of the public who wish to provide information or make a submission to Mr Robertson can do so by emailing

Mr Robertson is to conduct the review in a manner that avoids prejudice to any pending or current criminal or civil proceedings.

Mr Robertson’s report to the Commissioner is due by 31 August 2020.

Ms Smith died on 6 April 2020 in appalling circumstances. Her death is the subject of active investigation by the NDIS Commission and by South Australia Police.