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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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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.
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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. 
NDS COVID-19 News Update
News update
28/11/2022

NSW COVID-19 Update: Latest advice for Disability Service Providers

The NSW Chief Health Officer has updated her COVID-19 advice to residential disability care providers and home care service providers.
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News update
28/11/2022

Learn how the NDS Quality Portal can save you time and support your compliance

NDS and BNG have joined for a member-only webinar to show you how the NDS Quality Portal can save you time on compliance, governance and quality improvement.
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News update
28/11/2022

Support for flood-affected providers in the Riverland

NDS is working with NDIA and NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to help Riverland providers affected by floods.
State of the Disability sector Report 2022
News update
28/11/2022

NDS releases State of the Disability Sector Report 2022

The latest report on the State of the Disability Sector finds some optimism, some pessimism, workforce shortages and reels of red tape.
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News update
25/11/2022

Free program for disability-lead start-ups

Do you know a person with a disability with a great business idea? With free training from The Inclusive Microenterprise Project, they can make it a reality.
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News update
25/11/2022

NDS President announces membership structure consultation

At the NDS Annual General Meeting, NDS President Rohan Braddy announced a consultation on expanding the eligibility requirements for membership.

Media releases

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Media release
28/11/2022

State of the Disability Sector survey – growing number of providers predicting losses, looking to NDIS Review for improved conditions

NDS’s 2022 survey has revealed a concerning economic outlook for the nation's disability sector, however providers were more optimistic on NDIS reforms.
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Media release
18/10/2022

“Time to get it right”: Peak body and sector reacts to NDIS Review announcement

Off the back of the NDIS Review announced today, peak body National Disability Services (NDS) says it’s time to get the NDIS right and overhaul how it works.  
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Media release
26/09/2022

NDS welcomes new leadership of the National Disability Insurance Agency

NDS welcomes the new leadership of the National Disability Insurance Agency announced today by the Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten.
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Media release
10/08/2022

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.