The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) welcomes the news of the resignation of NDIS Commissioner Tracy Mackey.

Ms. Mackey's resignation comes amidst growing concerns regarding the Commission’s ongoing failure to address work health and safety issues, including excessive workloads.

The situation again escalated just under a fortnight ago, with Comcare announcing that they will be commencing a formal investigation into the Commission’s noncompliance with an improvement notice that was issued ten months earlier.

The CPSU has long held concerns that Ms Mackey’s unwillingness to take WHS issues seriously has posed ongoing risks to both employees and people with disability.

The NDIS Commission needs leadership that prioritises the safety and well-being of NDIS Commission staff and ensures robust regulation of disability providers and services.

Ms. Mackey's departure presents an opportunity for much-needed change within the organisation.

The CPSU will continue to work with our members in the Commission and with Comcare to advocate for comprehensive reform, ensuring a safe and supportive workplace environment while supporting the NDIS Commission to effectively regulate providers of NDIS disability support services.

Quotes attributable to Beth Vincent-Pietsch, CPSU Deputy National President:

“The departure of Tracy Mackey from her role as Commissioner at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, will be welcomed by our members.

“Ms Mackey has failed at every turn to provide staff at the Commission a safe and respectful workplace.

“People with disability and their families need the NDIS Commission to be a proactive and powerful body that regulates providers of NDIS disability support services.

“Ongoing mismanagement and an unwillingness to cooperate with those advocating for improvements in the workplace, have compromised its ability to be that.

“The CPSU looks forward to working with the new leadership to urgently address existing work health and safety concerns and get this workplace back on the right track.

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