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News update
22/09/2020

Supporting young people with disability to access NDIS employment support

NDIS funds can be used to support students to transition to work, significantly improving their post school employment outcomes
News update
22/09/2020

Mortality patterns among people using disability support services in Australia – AIHW report released

The Australia Institute of Health and Welfare report examining the rates of death among people with disability and the causes of those deaths has been released.
News update
21/09/2020

Seeking feedback on the Victorian Inquiry into access to TAFE for learners with disability

NDS is seeking feedback on how to improve access to TAFE for learners with disability to inform our submission.
News update
21/09/2020

Victorian Disability Support Worker priority COVID-19 testing and accessing PPE

The Victorian Government invites support workers in Dandenong and Casey to get tested, whether or not they have symptoms. Workers without symptoms may continue working while waiting for results.
News update
18/09/2020

Future of the SCHADS and SES Awards' COVID-19 Flexibility Schedules remains uncertain

The Schedule X in the SCHADS and SES Awards has not yet been extended by the FWC and is currently due to expire 29 October 2020.
News update
17/09/2020

Queensland State Committee Chair and Deputy Chair elected

The Queensland State Committee have elected a new Chair and Deputy Chair.
News update
17/09/2020

NDS Annual Market Survey and Workforce Census – closing Monday!

There are just a few more days to let us know your views on the issues facing the disability sector and contribute to our advocacy!
News update
16/09/2020

$14M WA Sector Transition Funding announced

Disability service providers in WA facing the challenge of transitioning to the NDIS will receive an additional $14 million in new funding.
News update
15/09/2020

Provide your feedback on the draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The South Australian Attorney-General’s Department has released a draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan for public consultation.
News update
11/09/2020

Queensland COVID-19 Fiscal and Economic Review online event

Hear more about the recently released Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Fiscal and Economic Review.

Media releases

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.
Media release
18/05/2020

NDS Media Statement: Investigation into death of NDIS participant

NDS is saddened and appalled by reports of the treatment suffered by Ann-Marie Smith, leading to her death last month.