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Tasmania in Focus by Lizzie Castles, March 2023

Our first network meeting for the year looked at the PACE trial, while Senator Urquhart and NDIS Minister Bill Shorten joined a workforce roundtable in Burnie.
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News update

Provider data needed for NDS response to Annual Pricing Review

With the release the 2022–23 Annual Pricing Review, NDS is collecting provider pricing and cost data to strengthen our submission.
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News update

Exemptions for Victorian accredited bus number plates announced

Bus operators registered under the previous safety scheme only need accredited plates for buses bought after 1 March 2023.
WA in Focus, by Coralie Flatters State Manager WA

WA in Focus by Coralie Flatters, March 2023

This year gets into gear with meetings with government representatives and members across the state, while we look forward to the Disability Support Awards.
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News update

2022-23 NDIA Annual Pricing Review Consultation Paper released

The 2022-23 Annual Pricing Review (APR) is underway, and the NDIA are seeking public feedback on NDIS price limits for the 2023-24 financial year.
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Entry to Care Roles, Local Jobs Program

Entry to Care Roles is a DEWR-funded program to train and coach job seekers in entry level roles in the disability sector and attract suitable workers.
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News update

New resources for people with disability staying in hospital

The My Hospital Pack and Your Hospital guides will assist people with disability to have a well-prepared and positive hospital stay.
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News update

Community of Practice to examine new SES Award classification

The next Supported Employment Community of Practice will go through the new wage and classification structure in the SES Award coming in on 1 July.
News update

National COVID-19 Update: Booster recommendations and disability resources

Unpacking COVID booster recommendations, available vaccines, and disability sector COVID resources.
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ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, March 2023

This month: reflection on employment and life barriers for women with disability, national Disability Strategies’ first report card, and our advocacy in key areas.
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News update

NDS launches the 2023 Workforce Census

Your workforce data gives NDS the information that drives our advocacy.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: March 2023

The NDS Helpdesk team’s top enquiries this month cover the age for applying for SDA funding, NDIS checks, and current COVID-19 requirements.
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News update

Have your say on reforming WA’s disability legislation

The Department of Communities begins consultations to reform WA’s Disability Service Act 1993 to align it with today’s needs and expectations.
Victoria in Focus, by State Manager Vic

Victoria in Focus by State Manager, March 2023

Our Networks Meetings and Communities of Practice have begun again; we have the latest from the DRC and NDIS Review; and news of our advocacy in Victoria.


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