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Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic
Blog
22/04/2024

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, April 2024

We have stepped up advocacy and consultation as we seek to inform government responses to the NDIS Review.
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News update
18/04/2024

Editorial: Zero tolerance must be our response to abuse and unsafe practices

Recent high-profile cases show that processes for quality and safety need constant vigilance.
Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, State Manager, QLD
Blog
18/04/2024

Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, April 2024

Hosting the Regional and Remote Conference in Cairns recently reminded us how important disability services are to their communities.
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News update
17/04/2024

Important DES Update for NDS members

DSS notifies DES providers about underpayments due to a system error; DES peaks write to the Minister and DSS requesting urgent action on the new DES contract.
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News update
17/04/2024

New Guide for Disability Support Workers says “Stay off your phone!”

Advocacy WA, with VALiD in Victoria, has released new resources on what people with disability expect from their support workers when in the community.
ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, Territory Manager ACT
Blog
12/04/2024

ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, April 2024

A fresh Disability Strategy and First Action Plan are positive steps for the ACT in this transformational time for providers.
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News update
12/04/2024

Regional and remote providers gather to discuss challenges and solutions

Sector transformation was the theme for more than 140 delegates at NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference in Cairns.
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News update
12/04/2024

New book tells government how best to support people with developmental disability

The book, in easy-read format from Developmental Disability WA, tells the state and federal governments where more funding should go.
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News update
11/04/2024

Key topic: NDIS Review, quality and safeguards and registration

We look at the NDIS Review on quality, safeguards and registration, what our latest Sector Survey said, and what we should be saying to the Taskforce.
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News update
11/04/2024

NDS Disability Employment Update: April 2024

Our report covers award superannuation clauses, a refreshed Participant Employment Strategy and research showing no improvement in disability employment rates.

Media releases

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Media release
11/12/2023

New data reveals “worst year ever” for disability providers, more expected to close

The State of the Disability Sector Report 2023 shows a sector at breaking point as providers report their worst year ever, with many struggling to break even.
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Media release
7/12/2023

NDIS Review Findings Welcome, Urgent Action Needed on Independent Pricing

The review recommends many positive steps, but the sector's current financial challenges cannot be ignored for effective implementation and lasting changes.
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Media release
29/09/2023

Disability services peak body welcomes Royal Commission report

NDS welcomes the Royal Commission report. We are ready and willing to play a role in reforms and believe providers have a valuable contribution to make.
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Media release
31/07/2023

New data projects “unconscionable” closure of disability services

A mass exodus of disability providers is on the horizon, as rising costs make it virtually impossible for many to continue their services, according to new data.