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24/05/2024
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Breaking News: NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce provides update

Taskforce says there is more work to do before they take recommendations to government.
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23/05/2024
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NDS analyses the federal budget for opportunities and challenges for NDIS reform

The federal budget, tabled just over a week ago, promised improvements in the NDIS while moderating scheme growth — we break it down.

Editorial: Zero tolerance must be our response to abuse and unsafe practices

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18/04/2024

It's been a concerning week for many Australians, and an especially worrying one for the disability sector. Recent stories of abuse such as the story on 60 Minutes on Sunday of abuse of a person with disabilities perpetrated by employees of a service provider are shocking. 

And just yesterday (17 April), a civil judgement with a $1.8m fine was issued against a provider that was found to have unsafe practices with tragic consequences.  The breaches included a failure to risk-assess the participant’s home adequately, and a failure to formally train and assess the competence of the staff. 

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