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News update
5/03/2024

NDS launches our 2024 Workforce Census

Your workforce data gives NDS the information to drive our advocacy.
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News update
5/03/2024

Public Advocate report points to the human cost of neglect

Victorian Office of the Public Advocate finds a distressing situation for some adults with disability and mental health issues in specialist accommodation.
Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, State Manager QLD
Blog
1/03/2024

Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, February 2023

This month, there have been meetings with ministers and their shadows, getting ready for another road trip, and preparing for a major conference in Cairns.
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News update
1/03/2024

Annual Pricing Review provider consultation period extended to 10 March

The NDIA has announced that the consultation period for the 2023-24 Annual Pricing Review (APR) has been extended to 10 March.
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News update
1/03/2024

NDS online guide will help providers find mental health resources

Our Victorian Mental Health Navigation Guide gives the best options and resources for people with disabilities and support workers having mental health issues.
SA in Focus by Janine Lenigas, State Manager SA
Blog
1/03/2024

South Australia in Focus by Janine Lenigas, February 2024

In an exciting and challenging time for the SA disability sector, we discuss the Portable Long Service Bill and contributing to this year’s Price Review.
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News update
28/02/2024

CEO Update: Making provider voices heard

We support members on the NDIS reform process, show them how to take part in the Annual Price Review, and give updates from Canberra.
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News update
26/02/2024

StewartBrown releases its latest Disability Services Financial Benchmark Report

The report for the 12 months to June 2023 includes data from 51 organisations, 977 SIL homes and 26,500 participants.
ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, Territory Manager ACT
Blog
23/02/2024

ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, February 2024

With the ACT Disability Hot Topics Breakfast on soon, the hottest topic is the NDIS Review and what it means for providers.
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News update
23/02/2024

How to have your say on NDIS pricing before the 10 March deadline

To make it easier for providers to make a submission to the 2023-24 NDIS Annual Pricing Review, NDS has a created a handy checklist.

Media releases

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Media release
11/12/2023

New data reveals “worst year ever” for disability providers, more expected to close

The State of the Disability Sector Report 2023 shows a sector at breaking point as providers report their worst year ever, with many struggling to break even.
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Media release
7/12/2023

NDIS Review Findings Welcome, Urgent Action Needed on Independent Pricing

The review recommends many positive steps, but the sector's current financial challenges cannot be ignored for effective implementation and lasting changes.
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Media release
29/09/2023

Disability services peak body welcomes Royal Commission report

NDS welcomes the Royal Commission report. We are ready and willing to play a role in reforms and believe providers have a valuable contribution to make.
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Media release
31/07/2023

New data projects “unconscionable” closure of disability services

A mass exodus of disability providers is on the horizon, as rising costs make it virtually impossible for many to continue their services, according to new data.