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News update
5/10/2022

Working With Children (WWC) Amendments in WA

Changes to Working With Children Act include a new obligation to be placed on WWC cardholders to notify of relevant changes to their details.
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News update
5/10/2022

Federal Budget Update

NDS’s new Director of Policy and Advocacy, Emily Forrest, updates members on the federal budget context and the key points in our budget submission.
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News update
3/10/2022

Victorian consultations on child safety reporting and Disability Worker Commission Notification information session

Disability service providers are invited to attend upcoming sessions to provide feedback and receive information from Victorian regulators.
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News update
3/10/2022

Victoria legislates single use plastics ban with exemptions for disability

The Victorian Government has passed regulations to ban plastic drinking straws, cutlery, and other single-use items. 
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News update
30/09/2022

Final submissions lodged by parties in SES Award review

Three Award review parties have now lodged their final written submissions in the long running review of the Supported Employment Services (SES) Award.
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News update
29/09/2022

New tender, research and scholarship opportunities for disability services and free voter education

Tender opportunity aims to divert young people with disability away from criminal justice system, scholarships for mental health workforce and Uni of Melbourne supporting social equity research through...
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News update
28/09/2022

Hurry! Nominations extended but closing soon for the NT Disability Inclusion Awards

Nominations have been extended to 12.00pm ACST Friday, 7 October. Submit your nomination today!
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News update
28/09/2022

Results of NDS South Australia Divisional Committee Election 2022-2023

NDS is pleased to announce the results of the South Australia Divisional Committee elections for 2022.   The election was well-contested, with seven nominations for five vacant positions.
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News update
28/09/2022

Preliminary Program Released! NDS’s Contemporary Governance and Leadership Summit 2022

We are excited to announce that the preliminary program is available to view for NDS’s Contemporary Governance and Leadership Summit 2022
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News update
27/09/2022

Board Election and AGM Schedule 2022

Announcement of NDS's Board election and Annual General Meeting schedule 2022.

Media releases

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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.
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Media release
9/08/2022

New report shows critical need for allied health workers, as wait lists grow across the country

A new report has revealed alarming shortages and increasing staff turnover rates of allied health workers across the country, which could put people with disability at risk.
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Media release
22/06/2022

Worth the Wait - A Welcome Recognition of Provider Costs

NDS has warmly welcomed the announcement of the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits, including a 9 per cent increase in prices and an additional $514 million in funding for registered providers.