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News update
11/07/2024

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
11/07/2024

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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News update
11/07/2024

Report shows actions to address work-related violence in disability accommodation

A systems analysis identified contributing factors and what can be done to eliminate work-related violence in disability accommodation.
National Disability Awards 2024 - Nominations are open!
News update
10/07/2024

Nominations are open for the 2024 National Disability Awards

Do you know an outstanding individual, team or organisation supporting people with disability to achieve their goals?
WA in Focus by Frances Buchanana, State Manager WA
Blog
10/07/2024

WA in Focus by Frances Buchanan, July 2024

As the sector reels from the latest pricing decision, NDS keeps up our advocacy for WA members on NDIS reform and a host of core issues.
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News update
9/07/2024

Applications close this week for the Community and Social Services Graduate Program

The Community and Social Services Graduate Program is a pathway for graduates starting their careers in the Victorian community and social services sector.
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News update
8/07/2024

Online forum will cover the transition to a Victorian Supported Bargaining Agreement

Employers covered by the Victorian Disability Services (NGO) Agreement can learn about the application to the FWC for a supported bargaining authorisation.
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News update
4/07/2024

Nominations are open for the Victorian Disability Awards

The Victorian Government awards recognise disability rights and inclusion in four categories.
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News update
4/07/2024

Farewell John Walsh AO

One of the architects of the NDIS, John Walsh believed strongly in the rights of people with disability and the power of their decision making.
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News update
28/06/2024

NDIS pricing announcement fails participants and providers

The Annual Pricing Review rise of 3.19 per cent is not enough to secure the continuity of supports for people with disability.

Media releases

NDS Media Release
Media release
12/07/2024

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
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Media release
28/06/2024

Government’s NDIS Annual Pricing Review ‘Ripping Off’ Australians with disability and disability services

NDS are calling out the government’s Pricing Review for ‘ripping off’ Australians with disability and disability services across the country.
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Media release
5/06/2024

‘System is broken’: New report finds ‘entrenched’ disability workforce issues with urgent calls for sector reform

NDS calls for urgent action on sector reforms as the Workforce Census 2024 report shows that disability workforce supply and turnover issues become entrenched.
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Media release
20/05/2024

Board of National Disability Services Announces Departure of CEO Laurie Leigh

The NDS Board announces that CEO Laurie Leigh will be stepping down from her role in three months to take on a challenging new position.