National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) is being rolled out progressively across Australia from 1 July 2016. At present, the NDIS is expected to be accessible in South Australia to all eligible people up to 64 years of age by July 2018.

Many people with a disability who are eligible to access the NDIS will not have a mental incapacity and will not need a guardian or administrator appointed. 

In addition, many people with some level of cognitive impairment can be informally supported by family or appropriate advocates to make their own decisions under the NDIS. Before applying to SACAT for orders please seek further information about the NDIS from the website https://www.ndis.gov.au/index.html or by telephoning 1800 800 110. More information can be found here.

 

Statutory Review of SACAT 2017

As outlined by the Attorney-General, John Rau in his Media Release of 6 April 2017 - the State Government appointed retired Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. David Bleby QC to conduct an independent review into the operation of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).

The Attorney-General has tabled the review today (Tuesday 26 September 2017) along with responses to the recommendations of the review.

Reference matter, can be found out:-

https://www.agd.sa.gov.au/projects-and-consultations/independent-review-sacat