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NDS CEO Laurie Leigh with NDS Director of Policy and Advocacy Emily Forrest in Canberra
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NDS policy roundup: February 2024

In recent sector policy issues, we look at our work since the NDIS Review Report, our recent submissions, and the latest legislation that affects providers.
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Disability Employment News

The latest in disability employment policy, including updates on supported employment modelling, a good practice guide on SWS, and new DES quality guidelines.
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Call for papers extended for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference

Submission deadline extended until 8 March for two-day national conference in Cairns.
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NDS encourages providers to have their say on the Annual Pricing Review

With submissions to the 2023–24 NDIS Annual Pricing Review closing on 3 March, NDS encourages members to support our key messages.
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Victorian Quality and Safeguards update

An essential guide to best practice for disability service delivery has been published, while the Senior Practitioner’s office has released its annual report.
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NDIS Review Final Report: Update February 2024

We report on our latest advocacy on the NDIS Review Final Report recommendations and actions.
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Second Fair Work Bill to ‘close the loopholes’ passes in parliament

Changes to worker’s rights and protections in casual and gig employment head the list of new laws that will affect disability providers.
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Why have an EVP?

Your Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the reason a candidate will choose to work for your organisation over another.
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NDS’s Virtual Workforce Conference 2024 calls for papers

NDS is calling for papers on the theme of Working Well to be delivered at our annual Virtual Workforce Conference on 30 May.
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Victorian Social Services Regulator appointed

The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Jonathan Kaplan as the new Social Services Regulator.
National Communities of Practice
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NDS National Communities of Practice return for 2024

Subscribe to our quarterly meetings to collaborate with NDS members around the country on the things that matter to you.
Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, February 2024

With the prospect of recommendations from the DRC and NDIS Review becoming generational reforms, the sector is gearing up for a busy year.
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Patricia Giles Centre holds domestic violence workshops for disability workers

The free workshops will increase confidence and skills in supporting women and children with disability who experience family and domestic violence.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: February 2024

Among the questions tackled by the NDS Helpdesk team this month were questions on PACE, COVID-19 requirements and TTP for group activities.


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