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News update

Child and Youth Safe Organisation Bill passes state parliament

From 2024, a new framework sets care and safety standards for organisations working with children and young people.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: June 2023

The enquiries received by the NDS Helpdesk team this month ranged from SCHADS Award confusions to fire safety.
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New Disability and Social Services Act extends disability tenancy protections

Act extends Victorian disability and tenancy legislation to bolster the rights of people in SIL accommodation.
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Regulatory Impact statement for draft Social Service Regulations released

Feedback sought for new registration and reporting scheme for Victorian funded providers, with new standards and a single independent regulator.
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NDS Member Meeting

SA Housing and Supports Network Meeting

This meeting will feature a presentation on ILO and how it is working in WA for both participants and providers.
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Online Event

SA Workforce Network Meeting

We will share the latest funding application that NDS have submitted to boost workforce in SA.
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News update

No new disability funding in Tasmanian Budget

The 2023–24 Budget sees continued funding for initiatives announced last year, but nothing in the way of new funding for the disability sector.
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News update

New animated videos about hospital stays released for service providers

Ready to Go Home videos for service providers and support workers break down the procedures for supporting participants’ visits to hospital.
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Online Event

Queensland Regional and Remote Network Meeting

NDS in Queensland is hosting a bi-monthly Network Meeting to enable regional and remote service providers to network, share knowledge and explore ideas in a structured way.
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News update

Government releases more detail on Federal Budget package for supported employment

Measures in the $57 million package will drive capability in the supported employment sector over the next four years.