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News update
15/04/2021

NDIA National Provider Forums

The NDIA has organised a series of Provider Forums around Australia.
News update
14/04/2021

National Disability Employment Strategy Consultation Paper released

DSS has released a consultation paper on the Federal Government's National Disability Employment Strategy which will complement the new National Disability Strategy.
News update
12/04/2021

Department of Health advice on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Pfizer vaccine will be available for people with disability, carers and workers aged 18 to 50 including people eligible under phases 1a and 1b.
News update
7/04/2021

NSW Government Social Sector Transformation Fund Grants are now open

Eligible organisations are now able to apply for the Social Sector Transformation Fund grants.
News update
7/04/2021

NDS’s Quality and Safeguarding conference – Hurry, early bird registrations close soon

Register for NDS’s virtual Quality and Safeguarding conference before 8pm AEST this Friday to enjoy early bird rates. Don’t delay!
News update
7/04/2021

Infographic on new wages framework for supported employment

NDS has developed a resource setting out the key elements and implementation timeframe of the FWC’s proposed wages framework for supported employment.
News update
7/04/2021

Attendance subsidy now available - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Pathways Workshop

NDIS registered providers in WA can now apply for an attendance subsidy for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Pathways Workshop.
News update
6/04/2021

Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of FASD

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee has released its report examining Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Thirty two recommendations are made.
News update
1/04/2021

Vic COVID-19 Update: Disability Sector restrictions relaxed

DFFH has released fact sheets for community services covered by care facilities and general community services dated 1 April which include updated COVID-19 requirements.
News update
1/04/2021

Have your say on reforms for the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

The Australian Government is currently seeking public feedback on 16 areas of reform, as well as amendments to the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.

Media releases

Media release
11/03/2021

NDS calls for rollout of compulsory NDIS assessments to cease

"This is not the NDIS that was promised": peak body National Disability Services says planned independent assessments will "fundamentally alter the individualised and personalised nature of the NDIS".
Media release
17/02/2021

National Disability Services: vaccine must be mandatory

Well before the 'Eagle landed' with the first pallet of Australia's COVID-19 vaccines, National Disability Services (NDS) and its members were grappling with the question of whether vaccination for disability...
Media release
7/12/2020

Disability services sector surviving, not thriving

Seven years into the NDIS and Australia's disability service sector seems to be faring comparatively better – but still operating well short of full strength.
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.