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News update
27/11/2020

Child protection system not fit for First Nations families

Themes included gaps between legislation and practice, the impact of parental assessments, and First Nations decision-making.
News update
27/11/2020

Vale John Morkham

NDS was saddened to learn of the recent passing of friend and colleague, John Morkham. John was a leading contributor to the campaign to create a nationally-focused peak body.
News update
27/11/2020

Victorian COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 updates for Victorian service providers include relaxation of PPE, last step roadmap and an EOI for face-to-face DHHS infection prevention and control training this December.
News update
26/11/2020

WA Disability Sector COVID-19 Preparedness Guide

A COVID-19 Preparedness Guide has been developed and released by the WA COVID-19 Disability Taskforce to ensure a proactive response by the WA disability sector if there is a surge of COVID-19 cases.
News update
25/11/2020

Historical mistreatment and distrust undermines engagement with government support

Themes included intergenerational disadvantage, fear, and early intervention.
News update
25/11/2020

Consultation on new Worker Screening Regulations in Victoria

NDS is seeking feedback from members on the proposed Victorian NDIS Worker Screening Check regulation.
News update
25/11/2020

NDIS consultations released - member input sought

As the NDIS reached full implementation, the NDIA turned its attention to reviewing and refining how it is operating, releasing three consultations today.
News update
25/11/2020

Input sought - National Disability Strategy and NDIS Outcomes Frameworks

Your input is sought to inform NDS's submission to DSS on the National Disability Strategy and NDIS Outcomes Frameworks.
News update
24/11/2020

RC hearing considers First Nations child removal and intervention

Themes included intergenerational disadvantage and need for cultural competency.
News update
24/11/2020

Vic’s big spending budget includes some disability specific initiatives

The Victorian Government's 2020-21 budget focuses on jobs and includes several disability initiatives, as well as a number of broader initiatives of relevance.

Media releases

Media release
13/11/2020

People with disability must be top priority for COVID vaccine

NDS, today called upon National Cabinet to ensure people with disability, their families, carers and the workers who support them, are given priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available.
Media release
4/09/2020

NDS supports recommendations of Ann Marie Smith review

NDS today welcomed recommendations by Alan Robertson SC following his independent review of disability regulation.
Media release
16/07/2020

JobTrainer boost for disability support worker shortfall

JobTrainer, the Commonwealth Government’s skills investment program announced today, heralds the welcome prospect of greater numbers of trained disability support workers available across the country.
Media release
21/05/2020

NDS Media Statement: Ongoing support for NDIS participants during coronavirus pandemic

An ABC report has outlined instances where people with disability who are being supported under the NDIS have experienced changes to their services as a result of COVID-19.