The State Government will establish a new taskforce to examine the current gaps in oversight and safeguarding for people living with profound disability in South Australia.
The taskforce, to be chaired by Disability Advocate Dr David Caudrey, will be formed quickly and its members will include people with lived experience.
The taskforce will make recommendations to the State Government and the NDIS.
Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the taskforce will be appointed immediately, with Ann Marie Smith’s recent death highlighting significant gaps in the NDIS system.
“We are determined to ensure all the proper safeguards are in place to prevent such an event happening again,” said Minister Lensink.
“We expect to have the new, taskforce up and running imminently and it will swiftly make recommendations to both the State and Federal Governments.
“The safety and well-being of South Australians living with disability remains a key priority of the Government.
“We will continue to advocate for national consistency to ensure our most vulnerable are being treated with dignity, respect and care and we hope this taskforce finds some answers.”
More to come.