On this page we provide our privacy statement which explains why and how we collect information for the Evaluation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial. The statement also outlines how we will use the information that we collect. We have standard and easy English versions of the privacy statement and you can download them from the following links:

Flinders University has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

If you are submitting personal details, credit card numbers, or other information over the internet which you wish to remain private, please note that, while all attempts are made to secure information transmitted to this site, there is a possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit.

Privacy statement

Information is being collected for the evaluation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial, which is being conducted by a consortium of evaluation, survey research and disability experts led by the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) at Flinders University of South Australia, contracted by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

The evaluation of the NDIS trial will collect important information (including personal and sensitive information) to help the Australian Government understand the impacts of the National Disability Insurance Scheme on people with disability, and their families and carers; the disability sector and its workforce; mainstream services and providers; and the wider community.  This will help strengthen the NDIS, as well as other disability services and supports.  Information will be collected using a variety of approaches including paper and web surveys, telephone interviews and face-to-face interviews.

NILS and its consortium partners are collecting information from people with disability, and their nominees (if applicable), carers, and people working in the disability sector.  This information is collected on a voluntary basis and will only be used for:

  • Evaluation purposes;
  • Statistical purposes; and
  • Maintaining contact with evaluation participants for the purposes of the evaluation.

In compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) all information collected will be kept strictly confidential. Data released to the Australian Government Department of Social Services will not allow individuals to be identified.

Provision of information is voluntary.  There are no consequences of choosing not to participate in the evaluation.  You may also choose to take part in some but not all aspects of the evaluation.  Should you withdraw your consent, NILS will no longer collect personal information from you from the date you advise that you withdraw your consent.  However, data collected from you before this date may continue to be used and form part of the evaluation of the NDIS trial, however only in accordance with the Privacy Act as outlined above.

If you have any queries about the evaluation, including privacy issues, you can contact the National Institute of Labour Studies at

If you have a privacy complaint in relation to the NDIS evaluation, you may lodge a complaint in writing to:
Or sent to:
National Institute of Labour Studies
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001

Privacy complaints can also be made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at:
Or sent to:
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218


Information logged

When you visit this site, our server logs the following information which is provided by your browser for statistical purposes only:

  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
  • your server's IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider's machines).

In addition, our server logs the following information:

  • the date and time of your visit
  • the address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.

All of this information we use only for statistical analysis or systems administration purposes. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant.

Email addresses

We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it, and will not be added to a mailing list unless you request that this be done. We will not disclose it without your consent.


This site provides a facility for users to subscribe to email mailing lists. To subscribe to thus service users must provide a valid email address.

These email addresses will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and you will not be added to any other mailing lists.

Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent.


A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser and your browser passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you.

Our server generates one cookie which is used to keep track of the pages you have accessed while using our server. The cookie allows you to page back and forwards through the web site and return to pages you have already visited. The cookie exists only for the time you are accessing our server.

Our internal databases may use cookies to store the set of databases that a user has selected.

You do not need to have configured your browser to enable the accepting or sending of cookies in order to use this site (though you will not have access to the full functionality of the services if you do not).

Cookies are not used for any other purpose at this site. We do not use cookies to collect personal information.


Search terms that you enter when using our search engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our site, and to improve the services that we provide.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Flinders University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us.