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In the Media: release of NDS Workforce Census Report 2023

Media coverage focuses on the fear that wage rises in aged care will drive workers out of disability services.
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ABC News: NDIS providers facing 'increasing amounts of losses', NDS warns as Anglicare Tasmania steps back

Citing the pricing and infrastructure of NDIS, Anglicare Tasmania says it cannot continue to ‘subsidise’ services.
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Canberra Times: Disability services face financial woes

Worker shortages and economic uncertainty is threatening the disability sector, with providers predicting financial losses and effects on services.
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Canberra Times: Pension changes a missed opportunity

More than 85 per cent of Australians on the disability support pension have missed out on the federal government’s increase to the income credit given to age and veterans pensions.
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ABC News: Funding changes to NDIS behind closure of Activ worksites as families left 'devastated' by decision

Funding changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have forced WA's largest disability services provider to close its industrial worksites, according to its chief executive. 
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Canberra Weekly: Opinion – Albanese interview backlash detracts from the real issue

As news that Anthony Albanese failed to recall NDIS policy details dominates the headlines, NDS CEO Laurie Leigh says she can’t help but feel frustration that the focus is on ‘memorisation’ over...
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ABC News: NT disability support services say wait times are rising as demand for allied health grows

Mick Fallon, the NDS Northern Territory Manager, said a shortage of allied health workers meant some clients, both adults and children, had been going without treatment.
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The Australian: Reviews of disability scheme will stop ‘death by a thousand cuts’

NDS welcomed the ALP's NDIS policy announcement yesterday including commitments to review cuts to plans and a review of pricing models.
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ABC News: Increased demand for Queensland disability support workers is leaving people in danger

Senior Manager Karen Stace spoke with the ABC about disability workforce shortages and what service providers and NDS is requesting to meet current and future needs.
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ABC 7:30—Shortage of disability workers becoming a crisis

NDS is calling for systemic change to boost the workforce, CEO Laurie Leigh told ABC's 7.30.