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News update

The NDIS Commission seeks feedback on the Workforce Capability Framework

An independent survey from KPMG is open until 24 July to evaluate the effectiveness and use of the framework.
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News update

NDS joins calls for accessible housing standards in NSW and WA

State governments’ failure to sign up to basic design standards for new homes discriminates against people with disability.
Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, July 2024

As we consider the impact on disability services of the recent NDIA pricing decision, our latest workforce census gives us no comfort.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: July 2024

Our helpdesk was asked about high intensity supports, the Supported Employment Services Award, sprinkler systems for STA, and activity-based travel
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News update

Closure of 3G mobile network could affect participants in emergencies

Shutdown of 3G network on 31 August is a chance to talk emergency preparedness with participants.
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News update

New pulse survey investigates the increase in full-time employees in NSW

NDS seeks feedback from NSW members about the large increase in full-time employees found in our recent Workforce Census.
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News update

New laws for disability accommodation begin in Victoria

From 1 July, disability accommodation providers in Victoria have new obligations and residents have strengthened rights and protections.
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News update

Changes to Victoria’s Reportable Conduct Scheme came in 1 July

More types of employees now covered by the scheme for reporting and investigating harm and abuse to children.
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News update

Applications for the Williamson Community Leadership Program 2025 close on 5 August

Leadership Victoria’s flagship program also offers a full scholarship for a disability leader.
NDS Media Release
Media release

Disability sector organisations raise the alarm on NDIS market failure

The disability services sector is calling on the NDIA and government to take urgent and immediate action to ensure services for people with disability continue
A message from NDS CEO Laurie Leigh
CEO update

CEO update: Survey shows reality of market failure, coordinated action planned

NDS is working with other groups on addressing a crisis in disability services as our survey shows more than 1000 providers set to exit the market.
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News update

NDS presses NDIA on pricing of high intensity behavioural support

NDS seeks a resolution to the careless removal of high intensity behavioural supports from the 2024–25 Price Guide.
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News update

Annual Price Review Pulse Survey shows most providers reconsidering their futures

New prices are called “a cruel joke”, while three quarters of respondents are thinking of cutting services to survive.


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