Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head to step down at end of term

first_imgInaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head to step down at end of term I have been informed by Mr Graeme Head, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, that he will conclude his tenure at the end of his current statutory term, on 30 June 2021. Mr Head was appointed for a three-year term in July 2018.I thank Mr Head for his leadership of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) since commencing as the inaugural Commissioner.Mr Head brought his wealth of experience in policy, public administration and regulation across federal and state government to establish and lead the NDIS Commission through a critical phase of its establishment.NDIS participants have the right to be safe and to receive quality services from the providers and workers they choose to support them under the NDIS.During his tenure, Mr Head oversaw the delivery of a significantly more comprehensive and different approach to the regulation of disability supports and services.Under his leadership, the NDIS Commission worked to support people with disability in voicing concerns they have about their supports and services, and to strengthen the capability of the sector to uphold the rights of people with disability, and ensure the services and supports provided through the NDIS are safe. In addition to establishing each of the Commission’s functions and transitioning almost 20,000 providers into the system, the NDIS Commission has major initiatives underway addressing the needs of those people with disability who are at heightened risk of abuse and neglect.I would like to personally acknowledge the outstanding contribution Mr Head made over the past three years, including leading the NDIS Commission’s evidence submitted to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability and continuing to deliver NDIS Commission services during the COVID-19 pandemic.I thank Mr Head for his efforts, and I wish him the very best for the future.The NDIS Commission continues to provide a critical service to Australians and the Government.A selection process will be undertaken to fill the position. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, AusPol, Australia, Commission, Commissioner, covid-19, disability, future, Government, leadership, NDIS, pandemic, participants, quality, regulation, royal commission, social services, violencelast_img read more