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News update
14/06/2024

TAC Small Grants are available for Victorian providers

Applications for the TAC’s annual Small Grants Program will be open from 17 June to 26 July.
Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, State Manager, QLD
Blog
13/06/2024

Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, June 2024

In the last month, we have been consulting with providers in the south-west and watching the federal NDIS legislation pass in the House of Reps.
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News update
12/06/2024

COVID-19, influenza and RSV update: With cases rising, providers should review risk management

With COVID-19, influenza and RSV causing workforce shortages around the country, providers should review their risk management.
Tasmania in Focus by Lizzie Castles, State Manager Tas
Blog
12/06/2024

Tasmania in Focus by Lizzie Castles, June 2024

While still processing what we learnt at the state conference last month, we slipped into productive rounds of speaking to government and listening to members.
Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic
Blog
11/06/2024

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, June 2024

The Vic government holds off on new legislative change, an NDS report shows a sector churning through its workforce, and we'll see you at our Vic Conference.
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News update
7/06/2024

Applications open for the Community and Social Services Graduate Program

The Community and Social Services Graduate Program is a three-year pilot program for graduates coming into the Victorian community and social services sector.
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News update
6/06/2024

NDIS Amendment Bill passes House of Reps

With the first Getting the NDIS Back on Track Bill passing the House of Representatives, the Bill moves to the Senate for consideration.
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News update
6/06/2024

NDS and Australian Advisory Board on Autism unite for a stronger national autism strategy

NDS and AABA endorse the draft strategy, calling for investment, engagement and robust implementation.
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News update
6/06/2024

NDS launches podcast on CHAP

The podcast examines how disability service providers can support people with intellectual disability to receive comprehensive annual health assessments.
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News update
5/06/2024

NDS releases podcast on cervical cancer screening and prevention

Our podcast discusses how providers can support cervical screening and follow cancer prevention measures.

Media releases

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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.
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Media release
14/05/2024

Budget a missed opportunity to restore confidence to disability sector

Some welcome measures in the federal budget, but NDS are deeply disappointed at the lack of targeted measures to support a sector in crisis.
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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.