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NDIS Worker Screening Bill Introduced Posted: Thursday 18 June 2020

On 18 June 2020, new legislation was introduced into the Queensland Parliament to establish a nationally-consistent worker screening system for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to improve safeguards for people with disability.

The new system for NDIS worker screening means clearances and exclusions will be recognised across all states and territories.

The Bill also includes provisions to enable Queensland to operate a state disability worker screening system for certain disability services it continues to fund, or deliver, which are not covered by the jurisdiction of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Further information about other proposed changes announced by the Minister for Communities Minister for Disability Service and Seniors can be found at http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/6/18/new-legislation-to-strengthen-disability-worker-checks

The existing state screening system will continue to provide safeguards and apply until the new NDIS worker screening commences, at a time subject to national agreement.

Information about current worker screening obligations can be found at www.ndiscommission.gov.au/providers/worker-screening

If you have any enquiries regarding the introduction of the Bill, please email qlddisabilityworkerscreening@communities.qld.gov.au

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