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20/05/2022

Vic COVID-19 update: Disability guidance released

DFFH releases updated guidance for management of COVID-19 in disability settings.
News update
20/05/2022

Royal Commission presses Chair of Board on former CEO’s conduct

On the final hearing day, evidence continued from Afford’s recently-appointed CEO and the Chair of its Board.
News update
19/05/2022

Royal Commission hears of organisational change from CEO and Chair

Most of the evidence given today by Afford’s CEO and Chair of its Board. Questions focussed on governance, use of revenue, training and site visits.
News update
19/05/2022

Last chance to register for NDP’s Workforce Virtual Conference! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to understand how you can help to deliver the disability sector workforce of the future. 
Blog
18/05/2022

Helpdesk Top 5: April 2022

Do you have a question that is outside the box? Why not ask the NDS Helpdesk! Read on to find out the answers NDIS challenges facing providers this month.
News update
18/05/2022

Royal Commission hears of organisation’s focus on finances and growth

Evidence was given by two former employees of Afford who had worked at the Mount Druitt day centre, which is the focus of the case study.
News update
18/05/2022

Register now for the Disability at Work Summit 2022 – Shaping our Future

This one-day virtual event will examine innovative ways to inspire and engage people with disability in employment opportunities in a fast-evolving environment.
News update
16/05/2022

Royal Commission hears from parents of victims of abuse

The Royal Commission began its fourth disability provider case study hearing, focusing on provider Afford and the operation of its day programs in Western Sydney between 2018 and 2021.
Blog
16/05/2022

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic

While COVID-19 remains a dominant factor in all our lives, the removal of restrictions in most settings signals the beginning of living with COVID as an endemic virus.
News update
12/05/2022

NDS welcomes WA State Budget for 2022-2023

NDS welcomes the WA State budget, which reveals a range of measures that aim to provide much-needed support for students with disability, mental health initiatives, and measures to protect the NDIS.

Media releases

Media release
17/05/2022

Statement on the closure of Activ Foundation worksites

National Disability Services has expressed concern at the news of the closure of Activ Foundation's work sites which will impact the employment of over 700 people with disability.  
Media release
19/04/2022

Peak body welcomes key commitments in ALP NDIS policy announcement

Peak disability body National Disability Services (NDS) welcomes the ALP disability package announced today, which largely addresses a number of policy commitments which NDS has called for through the...
Media release
13/04/2022

Reform is needed, but supported employment provides significant benefits to people with disability

NDS CEO today appeared at the hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, and provided evidence on the topic of supported employment.
Media release
30/03/2022

Federal Budget ongoing commitment to NDIS welcome, but more needed for pandemic costs

NDS welcomes the Federal Government's commitment to ongoing funding for the NDIS in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, however recent research has shown funding at current levels is insufficient.