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The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

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With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals process is at all fair, writes Geoff Southwell.

Only a tiny proportion of appeals that people with disability bring to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) are actually heard by the tribunal – the rest are negotiated by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). 

The AAT’s own figures show the NDIA is potentially using undue influence to get participants to back down or to accept lesser claims.

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Source:
Geoff Southwell, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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