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ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, Territory Manager ACT
Blog
12/04/2024

ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, April 2024

A fresh Disability Strategy and First Action Plan are positive steps for the ACT in this transformational time for providers.
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News update
12/04/2024

New book tells government how best to support people with developmental disability

The book, in easy-read format from Developmental Disability WA, tells the state and federal governments where more funding should go.
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News update
11/04/2024

Key topic: NDIS Review, quality and safeguards and registration

We look at the NDIS Review on quality, safeguards and registration, what our latest Sector Survey said, and what we should be saying to the Taskforce.
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News update
11/04/2024

NDS Disability Employment Update: April 2024

Our report covers award superannuation clauses, a refreshed Participant Employment Strategy and research showing no improvement in disability employment rates.
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News update
11/04/2024

Voting is a bad experience for some Victorians with a disability

Survey by Electoral Matters Committee finds 18 per cent of people with disability had a bad experience at voting centres.
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News update
11/04/2024

NDS Policy Roundup: April

In this report from the policy front, we cover developments in quality and safety, registration and the latest policy submissions and resources.
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News update
10/04/2024

Patricia Giles Centre for Non-violence holds workshops for disability sector workers

The workshops will show disability workers ways to support women and children who have experienced violence.
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News update
10/04/2024

NDS releases good practice guide for NDIS employment supports

NDS has produced a good practice guide on the use of NDIS employment supports, for members who support employees and jobseekers with disability.
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News update
10/04/2024

TAC launches Value-based Healthcare Grants for 2024

Grants of up to $150,000 are available for providers with projects in value-based health care.
A support worker laughs along with a person with disability
News update
9/04/2024

Government seeks your views on the draft Portable Long Service Leave Bill

The Bill will extend Portable Long Service Leave to community workers, including those in the disability sector.
WA Disability Support Awards 2024
News update
9/04/2024

WA Disability Support Awards nominees announced

Outstanding contributions by remarkable people recognised in seven categories.
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Resources

Good Practice Guides - Disability Employment

NDS has produced a series of good practice guides for members that provide comprehensive instructions for employers cover NDIS Employment Supports, Classifying Employees and Supported Wage System under...
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News update
4/04/2024

We break down the Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1 Bill for providers

The first tranche of reforms will change the meaning of “NDIS support” and how people can access the Scheme, set budgets and manage their plans.
SA in Focus by Janine Lenigas, State Manager SA
Blog
4/04/2024

South Australia in Focus by Janine Lenigas, April 2024

As the reform process gains momentum, we are working with state and federal governments to make sure South Australia has a sustainable disability sector.

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