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News update
22/07/2021

COVID outbreak: resources to assist providers

NDS’s COVID-19 hub is a one stop shop with links to authoritative advice and resources to assist providers.
News update
21/07/2021

SA COVID-19 Update: Level 5 lockdown restrictions

The South Australian Government announced a Level 5 stay at home order for seven days from 6:00pm 20 July following the latest outbreak of COVID-19.
News update
21/07/2021

NSW COVID-19 Update: Increased restrictions

NSW Health has updated guidance for disability providers reflecting increased surveillance testing for Sydney LGA's and restrictions for Western NSW
News update
21/07/2021

Face-to-face learning is back in WA

COVID safe face-to-face learning and development is back - targeted to the needs of the WA disability sector. Register now!
News update
20/07/2021

VIC COVID-19 Update: Lockdown extended until 27 July

Victoria’s lockdown has been extended by seven days. DFFH has advised changes to restrictions and provided clarifications.
News update
20/07/2021

Victorian NDIS Checks transitional arrangements deadline

Transitional arrangements for NDIS Checks will end on 31 July. From 1 August many existing disability workers must apply for a Check to continue working in risk-assessed roles.
News update
19/07/2021

Call for new members for WA’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability

The WA Government is accepting applications for new members of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability.
News update
16/07/2021

WA Ready to Go Home project: developing solutions to hospital overcrowding

The WA Ready to Go Home project is focused on the solutions that support timely hospital discharge for NDIS participants in Western Australia.
News update
16/07/2021

2021 WA Disability Support Awards tickets are selling fast

Early bird tickets are selling fast for the 2021 WA Disability Support Awards! Hurry and purchase your tickets by Wednesday, 4 August.
News update
16/07/2021

WA COVID-19 Update: Priority vaccinations start next week

Beginning Monday, 19 July people with disability, carers and disability workers can attend any State-run vaccination clinic in WA without an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

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...