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9/03/2021

COVID-19 vaccination: Disability service provider toolkit

A readiness toolkit with a collection of resources is now available from the Australian Government Department of Health for providers.
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9/03/2021

NSW Public Guardian COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Process

The NSW Public Guardian has advised that their consent form is to be used for COVID 19 vaccines.
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9/03/2021

Small Business Digital Champions contest extended

The Small Business Digital Champions contest has been extended to 18 March 2021. Sole traders and small businesses who provide disability services can enter free.
News update
5/03/2021

New Victorian guidance relating to face masks

New guidance for face masks has been issued by DFFH for disability residential facilities (community services covered by care directions).
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5/03/2021

New WA Enterprise Training Program Attendance Subsidy

NDIS registered service providers in WA can now apply for an attendance subsidy for workers completing Enterprise Training Program (ETP) funded course units.
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Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from 2020 recorded seminar

In February 2021, NDS held a national interactive zoom seminar reflecting on how we can reset disability services in 2021 and build upon the lessons of 2020 during the COVID-19 response.
News update
4/03/2021

WA Plastic Straws Working Group: have your say

NDS is calling for feedback from WA members and the WA broader disability sector to help inform the WA Government's proposal to phase out single-use plastic straws.
News update
4/03/2021

My Allied Health Space launched in Victoria

My Allied Health Space was recently launched to provide free tools and training resources to support allied health professionals and people with disability.
Blog
4/03/2021

Sarah's Soundbite: March 2021

The first months of 2021 have seen us move through COVID Summer in Victoria, and now as we see COVID normal with greater clarity many organisations are taking the opportunity to reset.
News update
3/03/2021

ACT Carers Recognition Bill: Opportunity to comment

Later in 2021, the ACT Legislative Assembly will be debating the proposed Carers Recognition Bill 2021. NDS is inviting members to contribute to our formal response.
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Member webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out NT briefing

Recorded NDS webinar for the NT disability sector regarding the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out from those involved in planning and overseeing the program.
News update
2/03/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update for providers

The Australian Department of Health has distributed a second Disability Provider Alert.
News update
2/03/2021

Victorian Public Advocate disability reform agenda

NDS welcomes the launch of a reform agenda by the Victorian Public Advocate, to ensure full human rights for the four million Australians with a disability, including prisoners.
News update
2/03/2021

Vic COVID-19 Update: Restrictions ease for disability services

Restrictions on face masks and visitor numbers have eased for disability care facilities following Victoria's return to COVIDSafe settings from 27 February.

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