Submission to the Legislative Council Inquiry into Vocational Education and Training in NSW
18 January 2016
This submission focused on the role of the VET system in supporting people with disability and the role of the VET system in developing the specialist workforce needed to support people with disability. Recommendations included; the need to maximise choice and control by changing 'Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements around fee exemptions; develop a flexible approach to disability loading and; support the growth and capacity of the disability workforce through 'Smart and Skilled' funding priorities.
- NDS_VET_Submission [105.18 KB]
- NDS_VET_Submission [37.00 KB]
NSW Disability Inclusion Plan Discussion Paper and Draft Outline
9 January 2015
This submission comments on the discussion paper and draft outline of the NSW Government's Disability Inclusion Plan (DIP). The submission proposes four guiding principles for the DIP; developing a culture of action; enabling effective information and consultation; improving government's engagement with individuals and communities and instituting appropriate governance and accountability for inclusion. Specific recommendations were made under the four areas of focus- 'attitudes and behaviours', 'liveable communities', 'employment' and 'systems and processes'.
- NSW_DIP_221214 [101.53 KB]
- NSW_DIP 22 12 14 Accessible [59.35 KB]
Disability Inclusion Regulation 2014
16 December 2014
NDS has made a submission on the exposure draft of the Disability Inclusion Regulation. The Regulation will accompany the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 when it is enacted on 3 December 2014, International Day of People with Disability. Consultation with NDS members identified 10 recommendations regarding financial assistance, disability planning, probity checks and the meaning of 'supported group accommodation'.
- NSW_REG2014.pdf [94.95 KB]
- NSWREG2014_accessible 141126.docx [34.64 KB]
Strengthening provision of public secondary education in Inner Sydney for students with disability
30 June 2014
In Australia, about 1 in every 13 children and young people aged 5 - 24 have disability. In 2012, the proportion of Australians with disability aged 15 - 64 who had completed year 12 or equivalent was only 36%. Given this, there is clearly a way to go in creating inclusive high school education in NSW. This submission to the NSW Department of Education and Communities highlights the importance of all planning for future high schools incorporating the needs of young people with disability and creating opportunities for access to the full range of public school services and activities.
- NSW Strengthening Secondary Education [57.68 KB]
- NSW Strengthening Secondary Education [26.40 KB]
SUPPORT FOR DISABILITY COMMUNITY AT THE HEART OF NEW NSW CABINET
30 April 2014
- Media Release NSW new Cabinet [98.11 KB]
- New NSW Cabinet [99.84 KB]
Smart and Skilled - NSW Skills List 2014
4 January 2014
Submission to the Review of the exercise of the functions of the WorkCover Authority (Inquiry)
1 January 2014
- NDS Submission Review of WorkCover FINAL [193.34 KB]
- NDS Submission Review of WorkCover FINAL [101.89 KB]
Workforce and the launch of the NDIS in the Hunter
1 December 2013
Standing together: Mental Health and Disability Services
1 November 2013
- Mental Health Paper - Final [686.92 KB]
- Mental Health Paper - Final [49.66 KB]
NDS Submission: ‘It Stops Here’: Proposed NSW Domestic and Family Violence Reforms
24 July 2013
In this submission, NDS reviews the framework that the NSW Government has proposed to reform its response to domestic and family violence. NDS identifies aspects of the plan which need to be addressed to enable the framework to be effective in responding to people with disability, their families and carers who are affected by domestic and family violence. Overall recommendations include acknowledgement of people with disability at all levels of service provision, awareness of the implications of DisabilityCare Australia for service provision and cross service sector communication, education and flexibility in responding to domestic and family violence.
- Submission D & F Violence July 2013 [217.35 KB]