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Essential Conversations Online Series

Run over two weeks, ‘Essential Conversations’ is an online series of thought-provoking briefings and masterclasses that cover topical issues that may be controversial (and perhaps not discussed...

Information Sessions for WA Allied Health Practitioners on ACROD parking permits, Companion Card and Changing Places

NDS is pleased to offer information sessions for WA Allied Health Practitioners on ACROD parking permits, Companion Card and Changing Places
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Online Event

WA Sector Readiness Project: Ordering, Receiving, Storage and Reconciliation of S8 and PRN Medications

For service providers in Western Australia, this workshop will provide an overview of NDIS provider responsibilities in relation to S8 and PRN medications and the importance of continuity of supports.

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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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News update

Disability Ministers across Australia agreed that a return to the original objectives of the NDIS is needed to improve participant outcomes

At the second meeting of the Disability Reform Ministers Meeting since the election, Ministers focused on key issues impacting positive outcomes for people with disabilities and their families. 
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News update

Essential Conversations: New sessions announced!

New sessions have been announced for NDS’s Essential Conversation Online Series. Book now to reserve your seat in these topical sessions.

Fair Work Commission extends unpaid pandemic leave provisions in care sector Awards until 31 December 2022

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) decided on 15 July 2022 to extend the Schedule X Pandemic Leave provisions [pdf] in various care sector Awards until 31 December 2022. The decision follows an application lodged by the Health Services Union seeking the pandemic leave extension for five care sector Awards.

The Awards covered are:

It is important to note that in a separate determination [pdf], the FWC also extended the Schedule X Pandemic Leave provisions in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award 2010. The FWC extended the unpaid Pandemic Leave provisions on the basis that the Awards above covered the most at-risk and vulnerable sectors, namely the health care, aged care, disability support, and other care sectors.

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