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The IA Policy and Projects team have been busy

The policy team gives an update on the NDIS Review and their latest submissions

We all feel very proud of the work we have done!

As well as the many consultations with people with an intellectual disability, family members and other experts, the policy team worked on different submissions to the NDIS Review, including:

Participant Safeguarding

All about what people with an intellectual disability and families have told us about how safeguards should work in the NDIS, and how to improve safeguards in peoples’ lives.

The role of pricing and payment approaches in the NDIS

All about how to make the NDIS market work better for NDIS participants.

Supporting the rights of parents with an intellectual disability

Together with the National Advocacy Collective, a group that supports the rights of parents with an intellectual disability, we made a submission all about how to make sure parents with an intellectual disability can get the parenting supports they want and need in the NDIS.

You can read all our submissions here:

More Easy Read submissions

We have also been working with our Inclusive Practice team to make our submissions into Easy Read. We hope to have all our submissions in Easy Read in the future!

To read our Easy Read submissions so far, you can click here:

Policy research and analysis

Our Policy Officers, Luke and Brooke, have also been working hard on our submissions. An important part of their work is to do policy research and analysis. That means reading research on different policy topics and making interpretations about what the research means to people with an intellectual disability and their families.

Brooke shared some insights about different issues she has been researching lately:


Everyone has the right to work and be paid a proper wage.


Voting is a basic human right and everyone has the right to make our own decisions about who to vote for—and have support to make our own decisions!

Restrictive practice

I’ve been reading about how governments should change things in the community about restrictive practices. I have been reading the research commissioned by the Disability Royal Commission and sharing my interpretations with the team.

We also want to say a big welcome to Kristen Kalkman, who has joined our team as a Project Manager. Welcome Kristen, we are thrilled to be working with you!