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News update
24/09/2021

RC considers secure care houses in WA and NT

Witnesses included departmental representatives and First Nations leaders.
News update
24/09/2021

NDS in WA 2020-21 Year in Review

NDS is pleased to release its WA 2020-21 Year in Review highlighting our work to support members, strengthen the sector and deliver better outcomes for people with disability.
News update
23/09/2021

Important: Australian Government COVID-19 vaccination webinar, Tuesday 28 Sept

The Australian Government with NDS invite provider CEOs and senior operational managers to an important webinar on arrangements to support people with disability to receive the vaccine.
News update
23/09/2021

NDS proposes new direction for DES from mid-2023

Following consultation with the National Committee on Open Employment and an initial review by the NDS Board, we are seeking feedback from members on our paper on a proposed new DES model for 2023.
News update
23/09/2021

Request for Proposal for New Employment Services opens

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released a Request for Proposal from providers to deliver services under the New Employment Services Model.
News update
22/09/2021

RC considers First Nations children in WA secure care and foster care

Evidence was heard from the WA Department, foster carers and legal aid.
News update
22/09/2021

Anticipated release of new emergency management practice standards

New practice standards for emergency management are anticipated. NDS has a wide range of resources to help members plan for lockdowns, outbreaks, and natural disasters.
News update
22/09/2021

VIC COVID-19 Update: Restrictions eased for Ballarat, Pt Lonsdale

The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown in the City of Ballarat and Point Lonsdale areas of the City of Greater Geelong, will lift from 11:59pm 22 September.
News update
22/09/2021

Launching tomorrow! The Essentials: Briefing and Masterclass online series

The Essentials online briefings and masterclasses will cover 16 hot topics and emerging themes. Sessions start 23 September and run over three weeks.
News update
21/09/2021

Tickets on sale for National Disability Services WA’s Lunch in Celebration of International Day of People with Disability

Tickets to the National Disability Services WA Lunch in Celebration of International Day of People with Disability are now on sale!

Media releases

Media release
30/06/2021

'Rightfully anxious': Decision on mandatory vax for aged care workers must extend to disability

The Government must consider making the COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for people working within the disability sector off the back of the recent decision to do so for residential aged care workers.
Media release
11/05/2021

2021 Federal budget: An NDIS cost blowout or just natural growth as planned?

NDS is calling for all political parties to 'drop the politics' after it was revealed the NDIS scheme’s recent blowout saga was consistent with forecasted scheme growth.
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...