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Media release
12/07/2024

Disability sector organisations raise the alarm on NDIS market failure

The disability services sector is calling on the NDIA and government to take urgent and immediate action to ensure services for people with disability continue
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Media release
28/06/2024

Government’s NDIS Annual Pricing Review ‘Ripping Off’ Australians with disability and disability services

NDS are calling out the government’s Pricing Review for ‘ripping off’ Australians with disability and disability services across the country.
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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.
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Media release
7/12/2023

NDIS Review Findings Welcome, Urgent Action Needed on Independent Pricing

The review recommends many positive steps, but the sector's current financial challenges cannot be ignored for effective implementation and lasting changes.
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Media release
29/09/2023

Disability services peak body welcomes Royal Commission report

NDS welcomes the Royal Commission report. We are ready and willing to play a role in reforms and believe providers have a valuable contribution to make.
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Media release
31/07/2023

New data projects “unconscionable” closure of disability services

A mass exodus of disability providers is on the horizon, as rising costs make it virtually impossible for many to continue their services, according to new data.
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Media release
20/06/2023

“Not out of the woods”: New report finds disability workforce ‘stable’ but more challenges to come

A new report shows a turning corner for the Australian disability workforce, but experts warn the sector is far from out of the woods.