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Regional and Remote Conference 2023
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Early bird registrations are open for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference

Our one-day conference for disability service providers to discuss remote and regional issues will be held in Darwin on 14 March.
Disability Hot Topics Breakfast, 21 February 2023
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Registrations are open for NDS's Disability Hot Topics Breakfast in Adelaide

We invite members to our annual SA Disability Hot Topics Breakfast on 21 February to network the big issues affecting the sector.
A message from NDS CEO, Laurie Leigh
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CEO Update: Workforce and employment lead the agenda for a big 2023

Latest news on NDS workforce and employment advocacy, the upcoming DRC hearing, and reports from the NDIS Commission and Productivity Commission.
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Providers banned following NDIS fraud taskforce investigation

New taskforce looking for falsified and fraudulent claims leads to ban by NDIS Commission.
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Members’ feedback sought on proposed DES Quality Framework

To walk you through the framework and get your feedback, NDS is holding a webinar; plus the latest on other employment reviews.
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Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, January 2023

This month we focus on workforce shortages in regional and remote Queensland, with providers invited to contribute to a special conference.
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Flood-affected Kimberley providers get relief for power and water

Charges waived for Fitzroy Crossing and Camballin, while flood-affected customers elsewhere also get relief.
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Have your say in South Australia's first Autism Strategy

Online consultation with NDS providers will feed into the co-design of the strategy.
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NDS calls for papers for our 2023 Regional and Remote Conference

To shape the conference program, NDS invites your presentations, poster and video submissions, and stories of best practice.
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NDS makes Victorian pre-budget submission 2023-24

NDS calls for funded initiatives, so the Victorian disability sector will thrive in the face of challenges in this budget period and beyond.
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Victorian providers are advised to hold off getting accredited bus number plates

An exemption for disability service providers is being explored by Safe Transport Victoria.
Royal Commission Update
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The Disability Royal Commission reports on Disability Employment Services case

DES provider found to have failed participant with ADHD.
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NDS makes submission to the NDIS Joint Standing Committee inquiry

NDS has made nine recommendations to improve the Capability and Culture of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
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NDIS Safeguards Commission releases report on supported accommodation

Own Motion Inquiry identifies areas for improvement after examination of 7000 reportable instances and complaints.


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