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Breaking News: NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce provides update

Taskforce says there is more work to do before they take recommendations to government.
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News update

NDS analyses the federal budget for opportunities and challenges for NDIS reform

The federal budget, tabled just over a week ago, promised improvements in the NDIS while moderating scheme growth — we break it down.
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CEO update

CEO update: A new challenge

As announced by the NDS Board on Monday, I will be moving on from NDS in a few months to take up a new role in the community housing sector.
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News update

NDS holds more information sessions on the Disability and Social Services Regulation Amendment Act 2023

In June, we are holding three targeted information sessions about this new Victorian law.
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News update

Federal budget employment initiatives roundup

The 2024 federal budget includes employment initiatives advancing the government’s Employment White Paper and previous disability employment measures.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: May 2024

This month, NDS members asked our Helpdesk about billing medium term accommodation, funding support worker training, and the legalities of document sharing.
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News update

More detail emerges on reform of the Disability Employment Services Program

Following the federal budget this week, the government has announced more detail on DES reform.
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Media release

Board of National Disability Services Announces Departure of CEO Laurie Leigh

The NDS Board announces that CEO Laurie Leigh will be stepping down from her role in three months to take on a challenging new position.
Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, May 2024

We have been on budget watch in the past few weeks, but the news from state and federal governments has done little to ease concerns in the sector.
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News update

West Australians celebrated for their excellence in supporting people with disability

Winners of the 2024 WA Disability Support Awards were announced at a gala dinner at Crown Perth on Saturday.
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News update

Victorian Social Services Regulator publishes guidance materials for providers

Ahead of new Social Service Standards on 1 July, the guides will help social service providers understand their obligations.
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News update

JobAccess launches conversation guide on workplace adjustments

The guide helps employees with disability and their employers engage in productive discussions about workplace adjustments.
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News update

NDS submits recommendations for a new risk-proportionate regulatory model for the NDIS

Our model will improve regulation of workers and providers while keeping quality and safeguarding standards high.
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News update

Federal Budget 2024–25 is a missed opportunity

The federal government misses its chance to support quality disability services and provide much-needed confidence to a sector in crisis.


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