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News update
24/06/2021

Voluntary disability worker registration commences 1 July

The voluntary registration of Victorian disability workers is being introduced on 1 July 2021 as part of the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme.
News update
24/06/2021

Ongoing improvements to Victorian NDIS Check worker screening processes

Whilst NDS members report recruitment delays, the Victorian Government is continuing to make improvements online and to the manual NDIS Checks worker screening processes.
News update
24/06/2021

ACT Disability Support Workforce Capacity COVID-19 report released

The report, commissioned by the ACT Office for Disability and NDS, draws from a survey of 25 ACT disability service providers representing 1,472 disability support workers.
News update
24/06/2021

SA Budget 2021-2022

NDS welcomes the substantial mental health package in South Australia’s budget but suspects that many people with disability will be left wondering: What about me?
News update
23/06/2021

Vic COVID-19 update: More restrictions easing Friday

The Victorian Government has announced restrictions will ease in Melbourne and regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday, 24 June.
News update
23/06/2021

NSW Budget 2021-22: A continued focus on recovery

The NSW 2021-22 Budget focusses on economic recovery, continued funding for initiatives announced in 2020-21, but little in the way of new funding aimed at the disability sector.
News update
22/06/2021

Australia Post's 2021 Community Grants Program is now open

The Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to eligible community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.
News update
22/06/2021

Agency seeks input on new Support for Decision Making policy

Members are invited to provide information on how the NDIS can better support participants to be actively involved in making decisions about their lives and to exercise choice and control.
News update
22/06/2021

Agency seeks input on development of Home and Living policy

The Agency is seeking submissions to inform their Home and Living policy. Responses to the consultation paper, An Ordinary Life at Home, close 27 August.
News update
21/06/2021

NDIS Commission practice alerts: identify and reduce risk of avoidable deaths

The NDIS Commission has produced a series of practice alerts which include steps to identifying and reducing risks associated with avoidable deaths of NDIS participants.

Media releases

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...
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.