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Request for an independent study of risks & safeguards for the future delivery of hearing services through the NDIS

16 March, 2016 Ann Porter Parents

On Monday, 7th March 2016, PODC and ADK delivered a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, requesting an independent study for the future delivery of hearing services.

This submission highlights issues and risks regarding the future delivery of hearing services for deaf and hard of hearing children in association with the planned transition of the Community Service Obligation (CSO) to the NDIS, contestability in this area, and the potential change in Australian Hearing ownership.

We do not have confidence that all the risks have been recognised, completely understood or focused on, through the current government processes, or if adequate safeguards and controls are in place.

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