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11/08/2022

New Disability Employment Support Model Consultation Report released

NDS welcomes the long-awaited release of the report on a New Disability Employment Support Model following a public consultation process that ended in February.
Media release
10/08/2022

New job platform to address low employment rates of people with disability

An innovative online job-matching platform that aims to link jobseekers with disability and progressive employers has been launched by Disability Services Minister Hon. Don Punch MLA.
News update
9/08/2022

Disability Ministers across Australia agreed that a return to the original objectives of the NDIS is needed to improve participant outcomes

At the second meeting of the Disability Reform Ministers Meeting since the election, Ministers focused on key issues impacting positive outcomes for people with disabilities and their families. 
News update
9/08/2022

NDS Workforce Census report shows critical need for allied health workers

NDS has released its latest Workforce Census report, which has revealed alarming shortages and increasing staff turnover rates of allied health workers across the country.
Media release
9/08/2022

New report shows critical need for allied health workers, as wait lists grow across the country

A new report has revealed alarming shortages and increasing staff turnover rates of allied health workers across the country, which could put people with disability at risk.
News update
8/08/2022

Essential Conversations: New sessions announced!

New sessions have been announced for NDS’s Essential Conversation Online Series. Book now to reserve your seat in these topical sessions.
News update
5/08/2022

New workshops aim to help providers improve retention of Allied Health workers throughout the employment life cycle

The Allied Health Worker Retention workshops will explore ways to enhance the retention of allied health professionals using an employee lifecycle approach.
Blog
5/08/2022

ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, August 2022

Jo Huxley introduces herself as the new ACT Manager and provides an update on what’s been happening in the sector and what we have in store over the coming month.
News update
4/08/2022

Victorian Social Services Regulation Reform for Disability Services: Update

Commencement of the Social Services Regulatory Scheme is likely to be delayed by 12 months. Member feedback is encouraged and DFFH is running an information session on 19 August.
News update
4/08/2022

NDS welcomes Northern Territory's first Disability Strategy and Action Plan

NDS is pleased to welcome the first Disability Strategy and action plan for Northern Territory, announced yesterday.
News update
3/08/2022

Save the date: Navigating the Uncertainty of Change Conference

Save the date! NDS’s Navigating the Uncertainty of Change Conference is coming on 12 to 13 September!
News update
3/08/2022

ACT Budget 2022-23 announced

In announcing the 2022-23 ACT Budget, Chief Minister Andrew Barr stated that the government has prioritised investment in healthcare, infrastructure and services for a growing population. 
News update
29/07/2022

Free online fire safety training for disability sector

NDS welcomes the launch of Victorian fire services’ free online learning module to support people with a disability and older people, to plan for fire emergencies at home.
News update
29/07/2022

Victoria’s mental health reforms progressing and upcoming NDS workshop

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system reform, associated legislation and NDS workshop on mental health needs of participants.

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