Governments and the National Disability Insurance Agency and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission should continue support for cultural-change training for disability service providers, which seeks to counter violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, such as the zero-tolerance initiatives.
The Disability Ministers’ forum should consider the national evaluation of Community Visitors Programs and endorse its recommendations.
Governments should strengthen human rights protections by funding peer support, self advocacy and individual advocacy at a level commensurate with demand, by substantially extending the National Disability Advocacy Program.
The Australian Government should commit to funding advocacy programs as a crucial NDIS safeguard. Such programs and funding should remain separate from any funded supports that are provided to individual NDIS participants.
Governments should strengthen human rights protections to make ‘choice and control’ more meaningful by funding a range of supported decision-making initiatives. This can be achieved by making it possible for NDIS participants to purchase such supports through their NDIS plan.
The Australian Government should implement the Recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission in its 2014 report Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws.