April 2019 - DAV submission to Mr Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Child Protection, Disability, Ageing and Carers, regarding the capacity of advocacy agencies to meet the needs of Victorians with disabilities.
July 2019 - DAV submission to Mr Stuart Robert MP, Minister for National Disability Insurance Scheme, Minister for Government Services, Senator Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services and Mrs Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families, regarding the state of disability advocacy services in Victoria. These letters were prompted by a survey taken by DAV of Victorian state and federal disability advocacy agencies. To read more about the survey please visit our industry news page.
November 2019 - Improving the NDIS Experience: A joint submission by RIAC, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service, Leadership Plus and Disability Discrimination Legal Service.
DAV Inc. is pleased to endorse 'Improving the NDIS Experience: Establishing a Participant Service Guarantee' submission to the review of the NDIS Act. and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee. This joint submission by DAV Inc. board organisations RIAC, Villamanta, DDLS and Leadership Plus posits that the NDIA should be consistently adhering to the principles identified in the proposed service standards (Timely, Engaged, Expert, Connected, Valued and Decisions are made on merit, Accessible). It is critical that these standards are implemented during the planning experience for participants. If the service in this key area improves, it can prevent the increasing amount of review requests and complaints relating to this process. Additionally, Quality plans can prevent the need for as many reviews and will save the sector time, money and resources.
If you would like to read the submission in full you can find it here.