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Preliminary Program Released! NDS National Navigating Change Conference 2022 

NDS is excited to announce that the preliminary program is available to view for NDS National Navigating the Uncertainty of Change Conference 2022.
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Fair Work Commission adjourns after hearing evidence in the SES Award review

Fair Work Commission is considering the final evidence in the review of the SES Award and a decision on the future wage determination mechanism is expected within 6-8 weeks.
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CEO Update: National Forums on Disability and Employment

An update on the NDIS Jobs and Skills Forum in Canberra, the Disability Employment roundtable and an announcement of our new Director of Policy and Advocacy.
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Grants available for thirty more Changing Places in Victoria

Grants of up to $180,000 are now available through the latest Changing Places funding round, which will fund the construction of 30 additional accessible toilets. 
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New Victorian Disability Advisory Council appointed

The Victorian Disability Advisory Council provides independent advice to the Victorian government to inform policymaking. 
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Registrations are open! NDS’s National Navigating Change Conference 2022

Registrations are now open for NDS’s National Navigating Change Conference 2022, to be held on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, BCEC.

Optimising Rosters and Considerations for Rostering in 2022

Staff shortages, staff sickness, staff burnout and Award changes are making it even harder to roster. Three expert panelists give practical suggestions to optimise rostering.
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NDIS announces funding for Aboriginal interpreters in the NT

The National Disability Insurance Agency has announced that Aboriginal interpreting services will now be covered for disability service providers who need them in the Northern Territory.
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Consultation on Autism Guideline, update on ECEI Reset, and Grants available

Consultation on national guideline for supporting children with autism and their families, Early Childhood Early Intervention reset update, and grants under the NECP close soon.
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Amendments to model WHS legislation include psychosocial risks

After a lengthy review, Safe Work Australia has amended the model Work Health and Safety Act and model Regulations. A range of new resources has also been developed including guidance material.

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, August 2022

Victorian disability service providers continue to operate within a challenging and highly complex environment.

Helpdesk Top 5: August

The NDS helpdesk has been busy this month responding to your NDIS and sector-related questions.
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New Disability Employment Support Model Consultation Report released

NDS welcomes the long-awaited release of the report on a New Disability Employment Support Model following a public consultation process that ended in February.
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New job platform to address low employment rates of people with disability

An innovative online job-matching platform that aims to link jobseekers with disability and progressive employers has been launched by Disability Services Minister Hon. Don Punch MLA.


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