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The number of disability service providers who have been charged vs participants

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Dear NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission,

I would like to know;

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have been charged by the police for fraud or other finance related crime

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have faced regulatory action from your agency for fraud or other finance related crime

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have been charged by the police for other crimes which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have faced regulatory action for other crimes which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have been charged by the police for fraud or other finance related crime

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have faced regulatory action from your agency for fraud or other finance related crime

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have been charged by the police for other crimes which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have faced regulatory action for other crimes which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

- of the above, what proportion of persons were registered providers of services and what proportion were unregistered

- how many participants have been charged by the police for fraud or other finance related crime

- how many participants have faced regulatory action from your agency for fraud or other finance related crime

- how many participants have been charged by the police for other crimes which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

- how many participants have faced regulatory action for other crimes which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

- of the above, how many were self managing their funding

- how many complaints you have received about alleged wrongdoing by disability service providers

- how many complaints you have received about alleged wrongdoing by participants

Yours faithfully,

Karen Reynolds

FOI (NDIS Commission), NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

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Dear Ms Reynolds

 

Freedom of Information Request No. (34) 20/21-4

 

I refer to your email below  received by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards
Commission (the NDIS Commission) on 15 April 2021, in which you requested
access, under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act)
to the following information:

 

“I would like to know;

 

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have been
charged by the police for fraud or other finance related crime

 

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have
faced regulatory action from your agency for fraud or other finance
related crime

 

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have been
charged by the police for other crimes which do not involve finance
related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or
restrictive practices

 

- how many disability service providers who are NOT participants have
faced regulatory action for other crimes which do not involve finance
related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or
restrictive practices

 

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have been
charged by the police for fraud or other finance related crime

 

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have faced
regulatory action from your agency for fraud or other finance related
crime

 

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have been
charged by the police for other crimes which do not involve finance
related crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or
restrictive practices

 

- how many disability service providers who ARE participants have faced
regulatory action for other crimes which do not involve finance related
crimes but abuse relating to violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive
practices

 

- of the above, what proportion of persons were registered providers of
services and what proportion were unregistered

 

- how many participants have been charged by the police for fraud or other
finance related crime

 

- how many participants have faced regulatory action from your agency for
fraud or other finance related crime

 

- how many participants have been charged by the police for other crimes
which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to
violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

 

- how many participants have faced regulatory action for other crimes
which do not involve finance related crimes but abuse relating to
violence, abuse or neglect or restrictive practices

 

- of the above, how many were self managing their funding

 

- how many complaints you have received about alleged wrongdoing by
disability service providers 

 

- how many complaints you have received about alleged wrongdoing by
participants”

 

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from the day after we received your request. Accordingly, the deadline for
notifying you of the NDIS Commission’s decision on access is 15 May 2021.
I note that 15 May 2021 is a Saturday. In accordance with the FOI
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Yours sincerely

Maryanne

 

Maryanne McCarthy

Legal Project Co-ordinator

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MCCARTHY, Maryanne, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

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Dear Ms Reynolds

 

Please find attached the decision in your recent FOI request and a
document created to deal with it.

 

If you have any questions please let me know.

 

Thanks Maryanne

 

Maryanne McCarthy

Legal Project Co-ordinator

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M: 0409 849 811 | E: [2][email address]

[3]www.ndiscommission.gov.au

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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission acknowledges the traditional
owners 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 both past and present.

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MCCARTHY, Maryanne, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

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From: MCCARTHY, Maryanne
Sent: Monday, 17 May 2021 6:19 PM
To: 'Karen Reynolds' <[1][FOI #7254 email]>
Subject: FOI request (34) 20/21-4 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Ms Reynolds

 

Please find attached the decision in your recent FOI request and a
document created to deal with it.

 

If you have any questions please let me know.

 

Thanks Maryanne

 

Maryanne McCarthy

Legal Project Co-ordinator

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D41218.BD3EEDC0

M: 0409 849 811 | E: [3][email address]

[4]www.ndiscommission.gov.au

[5]Your Guide to OGC

 

Note: This email and any attachments may contain confidential or legally
privileged information (and neither are waived or lost if this email has
been sent to you by mistake).  If you are not the intended recipient, you
must not use, disclose, copy or retain it.  If you have received it in
error, please let me know by reply email and then delete this email from
your system and do not retain any copy. Recipients within the NDIS
Commission should seek assistance from General Counsel before
disseminating this email to third parties or using this advice for a
different matter.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission acknowledges the traditional
owners 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 both past and present.

References

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3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/
5. https://qscnet/corporate/generalcounsel/...

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