National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Legal Clinic

Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake

This project established the NDIS Legal Clinic at Melbourne Law School, which is the first of its kind in Australia. People with disability, their families and carers are struggling to find appropriate, independent assistance in dealing with the NDIS. This clinic fills this significant gap. Students will be trained and supervised to deliver information and assistance in accessing, navigating, and successfully utilising the NDIS.

More specifically, the clinic will assist with the provision of advice to NDIS participants, their families and carers, who would be otherwise unable to access it; a database of practical experiences of issues in the NDIS system will inform current research and policy advice. Additionally, this clinic provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience and develop associated skills, while providing assistance to people with disability, their families and carers in exercising informed consumer choice and demanding appropriate products and services under the NDIS.

Research outcomes

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