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Submission to the Review of the exercise of the functions of the WorkCover Authority (Inquiry)

1 January 2014

Workforce and the launch of the NDIS in the Hunter

1 December 2013

Standing together: Mental Health and Disability Services

1 November 2013

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.

NDS Submission: Local Government Act Review

27 June 2013

This submission looks specifically at the need to increase employment opportunities for people with disability, and the opportunity to support this through an amendment to the existing Local Government Act. NDS proposes an exemption clause to be applied to tendering, which will facilitate the procurement of services by councils from Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs).

NDS Submission to NSW Budget 2013-14

17 June 2013

NDS has made a submission to the NSW Budget 2013-14.

NDS Submission: Response to Draft ADHC Service Charter

24 May 2013

In this submission, NDS provided feedback to assist in the development of the ADHC Service Charter, and assist with the improvement of quality services for people with disability.

NSW State Health Plan 2013 - 2023: The Experiences of People with Disability in NSW Public Hospitals

24 May 2013

In this submission NDS presents the context for the need for change and innovation in policies and practices around the hospitalisation of people with disabilities. The submission describes the experiences of inequity being faced by people with disability during hospital stays. In the spirit of the aim of the State Health Plan, strategies are proposed which will contribute to creating health services that are focused on the needs of the patient, establish better links and develop of greater disability awareness and skills across the workforce.

NDS submission: NSW Disability Services Act Review

12 March 2013

NDS' response to the NSW Disability Services Act Review.

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