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News update
9/04/2020

New directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer effective midnight 7 April

There are three new mandatory directives issued under the Victorian State of Emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19.
News update
9/04/2020

Switching from DSP to JobSeeker payment: what you need to know

If employees receiving DSP switch to JobSeeker Payment during the COVID-19 crisis, there are potentially adverse consequences.
News update
8/04/2020

Victorian Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme News

An update on the Victorian Government's Review of Long Service Benefits Portability Interim Regulations


News update
8/04/2020

NDS launches Work, Health & Safety advice line

New ‘members-only’ phone service offers free 15-minute phone consultations and discounted fees for Organisational Members and Associates.
News update
7/04/2020

Victorian Changes to COVID-19 testing criteria and requests for PPE

The Victorian Government has released changes to COVID-19 testing criteria and guidance on requesting access to PPE.
News update
2/04/2020

Fair Work Commission proposes changes to leave in response to COVID-19

The Fair Work Commission issued a statement proposing to vary 103 Modern Awards in response to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
News update
1/04/2020

Important information for WA service providers from the Department of Communities

The Department of Communities has released important information for disability service providers in WA.
News update
1/04/2020

NDIS Commission - guidance on behaviour support and restrictive practices due to Covid-19

The NDIS Commission has released a new fact sheet explaining behaviour support and restrictive practices due to COVID-19.
News update
31/03/2020

Disability Royal Commission issued Statement of Concern

The DRC has issued a statement of concern, calling on all Australian governments to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of people with disability
News update
30/03/2020

'JobKeeper' - huge investment to save jobs

The Australian Government has announced $130 billion will be available over the next six months to support workers retain jobs or retain workplace connections.

Media releases

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.
Media release
18/12/2019

Save the date for the NSW Conference

Before you rush off for the holidays make sure that you have saved the dates for NDS's NSW Conference which will be held on 6-7 April 2020.
Media release
1/11/2019

NDS reiterates support for Disability Royal Commission

The Disability Royal Commission is set to commence hearing evidence next week. NDS has reiterated its support for the Commission's important work.