While all regions of Queensland switched to the NDIS at the end of June, Commonwealth and Queensland authorities acknowledge that the number of participants during the transition period in Queensland did not meet the bilateral estimate of 91,217 participants. The bilateral licensing agreement will contain a list of processes accredited by the Federal Minister for the Environment in Queensland. These processes are called « accredited processes ». Proposed measures under an accredited procedure do not require separate transfer, evaluation or approval by the Australian Government. At present, there is no bilateral authorization agreement. The draft bilateral licensing agreement provides for the accreditation of Queensland`s processes for the approval of proposed measures that would otherwise be assessed by the Australian Government for approval under the EPBC Act. Only one decision, including conditions of authorization, is made by Queensland, taking into account Queensland issues and issues of national environmental significance. The Queensland and Commonwealth governments have signed a full NDIS programme agreement which will come into effect on 1 July 2020. . Approval of bilateral agreements under the EPBC Act – which declares the Queensland Agreement (PDF – 420.69 KB) | (DOCX – 122.87 KB) The department thanks all those who submitted applications. It is estimated that more than 50,000 people with disabilities have an NDIS plan in Queensland, and another 10,000 are actively confirming their legitimacy or having their plan developed. .