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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
A message from NDS CEO Laurie Leigh
CEO update

CEO update: Survey shows reality of market failure, coordinated action planned

NDS is working with other groups on addressing a crisis in disability services as our survey shows more than 1000 providers set to exit the market.
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News update

NDS presses NDIA on pricing of high intensity behavioural support

NDS seeks a resolution to the careless removal of high intensity behavioural supports from the 2024–25 Price Guide.
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News update

Annual Price Review Pulse Survey shows most providers reconsidering their futures

New prices are called “a cruel joke”, while three quarters of respondents are thinking of cutting services to survive.
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News update

Report shows actions to address work-related violence in disability accommodation

A systems analysis identified contributing factors and what can be done to eliminate work-related violence in disability accommodation.
National Disability Awards 2024 - Nominations are open!
News update

Nominations are open for the 2024 National Disability Awards

Do you know an outstanding individual, team or organisation supporting people with disability to achieve their goals?
WA in Focus by Frances Buchanana, State Manager WA

WA in Focus by Frances Buchanan, July 2024

As the sector reels from the latest pricing decision, NDS keeps up our advocacy for WA members on NDIS reform and a host of core issues.
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News update

Applications close this week for the Community and Social Services Graduate Program

The Community and Social Services Graduate Program is a pathway for graduates starting their careers in the Victorian community and social services sector.
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News update

Online forum will cover the transition to a Victorian Supported Bargaining Agreement

Employers covered by the Victorian Disability Services (NGO) Agreement can learn about the application to the FWC for a supported bargaining authorisation.
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News update

Nominations are open for the Victorian Disability Awards

The Victorian Government awards recognise disability rights and inclusion in four categories.
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News update

Farewell John Walsh AO

One of the architects of the NDIS, John Walsh believed strongly in the rights of people with disability and the power of their decision making.
A message from NDS CEO Laurie Leigh
CEO update

CEO update: The real disability rip off— NDIS prices

NDS responds to the annual price review announcement, the NDIS Amendment Bill is delayed, and, finally, some coordination for reforms on the horizon.
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CEO update

Pulse survey: NDIS Annual Pricing Review

New price limits come into effect from 1 July and we want to hear from providers about what the new prices mean for you.
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