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News update
29/05/2020

UTS launches the Entrepreneurs with Disability Report

The Australian Disability Commissioner, Ben Gauntlett has launched the Entrepreneurs with Disability Report for the University of Technology Sydney.
News update
29/05/2020

NSW NDIS Provider Forums go virtual

As we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions join NDS, the NDIA, NDIS Commission, the NSW Ministry of Health and your local colleagues to reflect on what we have learnt and hear the latest sector updates.
News update
28/05/2020

SA Police - Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024

South Australia Police are currently preparing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and is seeking feedback from the South Australian community.
News update
28/05/2020

DETECT Snapshot Program announced by WA Government

The DETECT Snapshot program will allow people working in the WA disability sector and other eligible groups to be tested for COVID-19, even if they display no symptoms.
News update
27/05/2020

Enactment of Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020

The Gender Equality Act 2020 was enacted on 25 February 2020 with a commencement date of 31 March 2021.
Blog
26/05/2020

Fiona's Focus: The response to COVID-19 in Victoria

This Victorian NDIS News focuses on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria and its impact on people with disability and disability services.
News update
26/05/2020

DRC releases restrictive practices issues paper

The paper considers how restrictive practices can be prevented and avoided, and their use in various settings.
News update
22/05/2020

Member consultation on new draft Victorian Portable Long Service Scheme Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement

As part of the review of the Long Service Benefits Portability Interim Regulations, the Victorian Government released Draft Regulations and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for public consultation.
News update
22/05/2020

2020 Disability Support Awards Gala Dinner Cancelled

The 2020 WA Disability Support Awards Gala Dinner has been cancelled, however finalists and winners will be announced on the Disability Support Awards Facebook page from 22 until 28 June.
News update
22/05/2020

Federal Court confirms principles identified in 2018 casual worker decision

The recent Federal Court Workpac V Rossato decision has confirmed the principles of the Workpac v Skene decision in 2018.


Media releases

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.
Media release
10/03/2020

NDS launches Trauma Informed Support films

NDS today launched a new series of animated Trauma-Informed Support films as part of the highly regarded NDS Zero Tolerance Initiative.
Media release
20/01/2020

Tune review maps positive path for NDIS

The review of the NDIS Act, conducted by David Tune AO PSM, was released today.