Planning is currently underway for a five-year review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH), which was established in 2012 by the Commonwealth, States and territories through an Inter-governmental Agreement.
Whilst the terms of reference for the review have not yet been released, it will focus on the NRSCH’s objectives, and it will provide a good opportunity to assess the barriers that have prevented WA and Victoria from joining.
A discussion paper, posing the important questions to be addressed by the review, is due to be released in the coming weeks. Roundtables, to be held around the country in the first quarter of 2019, will inform an options paper to be produced by May 2019. A final report is likely to be completed by the end of 2019.
Victorian CHOs need to understand how the NRSCH differs from the Victorian Regulatory System so they can participate in the review in a meaningful way and have an opportunity to consider what aspects of the Victorian scheme they would want to preserve or change.
CHIA Vic is looking to work with the Victorian Office of the Registrar and the Department of Health and Human Services to run a forum in early February to begin this discussion. Watch this space for the discussion paper and more information about the forum.