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News update
6/12/2022

NDS concerned as Fair Work Bill passes Federal Parliament

A lack of consultation with the disability sector raises concerns about unintended consequences of the new Fair Work legislation. 
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News update
6/12/2022

Disability plan released for Queensland’s inclusive, accessible future

The state government has released Together – a Better Queensland, the state’s five-year disability plan, written in collaboration with people with disability.
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News update
6/12/2022

NDS Board election results announced

NDS’s general election results were announced at the AGM held on 25 November.
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Resources

NDS WA Lunch in Celebration of International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations-sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability while celebrating achievements...
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CEO update
6/12/2022

CEO Update: Minister Shorten and NDIS Review co-chairs feature in CEOs’ Meeting highlights

Highlights from our CEOs’ Meeting and WA Lunch in Celebration of the International Day of People with Disability last week, and an update on federal advocacy.
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Blog
5/12/2022

Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, December 2022

This month: webinars to keep you up to date, Disability Action Week spruiks the value of People with Disability in the workplace, and help to secure your data.
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Resources

NDS Safer and Stronger Project Reflections Report

Resource Summary: This report captures the legacy of achievements of the two-year long Safer and Stronger project funded by the Victorian government to support the disability sector through the COVID-19...
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News update
2/12/2022

NDS Releases NSW Election Platform

NDS has released their platform for the NSW state election, calling for commitments to progress genuine inclusion for people with a disability in NSW.
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News update
2/12/2022

NDS celebrates 25 members for reaching 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of continued membership

Last week, the outstanding commitment, loyalty and community contributions of 25 organisations were celebrated with 2022 NDS Membership Recognition Awards.
Royal Commission Update
News update
2/12/2022

Current complaint mechanisms for abuse fail people with disability

A Disability Royal Commission report says complaint mechanisms and reporting pathways for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation are often ineffective.
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Resources

Workforce Development Project Tasmania

The project is in response to a projected shortage of 4,000 workers that will be required by 2024, across the Community Services Industry in Tasmania.
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Blog
30/11/2022

NDS Helpdesk Top 5: November 2022

Questions on worker orientation, reportable incidents, pricing limits, specialist accommodation and cancellation fees landed on the NDS Helpdesk in November. 
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Resources

Kenneth Jenkins Oration 2022: ‘The Question of Perspective’ Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM

On Monday 28 November, Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM presented the Kenneth Jenkins Oration at the CEOs' Meeting 2022.
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Resources

International Day of People with Disability - Stories in WA 2022

To mark IDPwD, NDS supported by the Department of Communities is excited to share stories highlighting the contributions of Western Australians with disability.

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