NDIA Risk Assessment: Independent Assessment (IA) Pilot and IA Process

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please provide a copy of the NDIA’s Risk Assessment for the Independent Assessment (IA) Pilot and ongoing business process. That is, the project, process, activity and impact risk assessment specific to IA and the specific terms of reference, policies and technical tools used to assess all aspects of ‘risk’. These elements of risk and ‘duty of care’ appear unresolved as of late, as discussed during Senate Committee on 4 Jun 21 [4]

Context:

It has been reported there are ‘ongoing risks’ [1] associated with the NDIA’s Independent Assessments [2] introducing change, which seems to contain known and unknown variance, risk, harm and uncertainty [3]. Noting the NDIA’s risk management obligations [5] and the Department of Finance’s policy on risk management [6], the management of this ‘emerging risk’ [7] would seem to require specific project management oversight [8], including the assessment of risk [9]. Notwithstanding the standard PGPA risk and fraud obligations [10], as reinforced in The Australian Public Service Commissioner’s [11] legislative instrument.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,



Shirley

References:

1. Sydney Morning Herald (2021) Secret NDIS report warns of backlash unless government is ‘seen’ to have listened. Available at: < https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/... >. Accessed [9 Jun 21]
2. SBS (2021) Linda Reynolds defends controversial leaked NDIS Independent Assessment marketing strategy, dated 4 Jun 21. Available at: < https://www.sbs.com.au/news/linda-reynol... > . Accessed [9 Jun 21]
3. Sadler, D. (2021) NDIS ‘gobo-plans’ test algorithmic transparency, InnovationAus, data 3 Jun 21. Available at: < https://www.innovationaus.com/ndis-robo-... > . Accessed [9 Jun 21]
4. Parliament of Australia (2021) Official Recording of Senate Committee Proceedings from The Australian Parliament: Community Affairs [Part 2], dated 4 Jun 21 at 13:55. Available at: < https://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.... > . Accessed [9 Jun 21]
5. Australian Government (2013) National Disability Insurance Scheme— Risk Management Rules 2013: Legislative Instrument. Available at: < https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F...>. Accessed [8 Jun 21]
6. Department of Finance (2014) Commonwealth Risk Management Policy, Available at: < https://www.finance.gov.au/government/co... >. Accessed [9 Jun 21]
7. NDIS (2021) Personalised Budgets: Proposal for a new NDIS budget model, Technical Information Paper, Version 1.0, dated June 2021, Available at: <https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/improvi...>. Accessed [9 Jun 21]
8. ANAO (2018) Corporate Planning in The Australian Public Sec tor 2017-18, The Auditor-General, ANAO Report No.36 2017-18 Performance Audit. Available at: <https://www.anao.gov.au/sites/default/fi...>. Accessed [9 Jun 21]
9. BS EN 62198:2014 Managing risks in projects
10. Australian Government (2013) Public Governance, Performance and Accountability, Sections 16, 18 and 102, Compilation No.4. Available at: < https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C... > . Accessed [9 Jun 21]
11. Australian Government (2016) Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016, Compilation No.1. Available at: <https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F... > . Accessed [9 Jun 21]

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Dear Shirley

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

We’re sorry to let you know that it will take us longer than expected to
process your request.  This is because the material you are requesting
will require multiple consultations and searches with different line
areas.

 

We are therefore writing to seek your agreement to a 30 day extension of
time under section 15AA of the FOI Act. This would make the new due date 8
August 2021.

 

Please let us know whether you agree by 12:00pm Friday 2 July 2021.

 

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Australian Information Commissioner.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

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The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout
Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders past, present
and emerging. 

 

 

 

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I agree to the 30 day extension.

Yours sincerely,

Shirley

National Disability Insurance Agency

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