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News update
18/10/2021

Providing people with safe and enjoyable mealtimes – amendments to NDIS practice standards expected soon

New practice standards to ensure safe mealtimes are expected to be released by the NDIS Commission soon. A quick turnaround on meeting requirements is anticipated.
News update
15/10/2021

Vic COVID-19 Update: Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions further information

Victorian Government has released a mandatory worker vaccination policy, FAQs, and updated community services factsheets.
News update
15/10/2021

Tas COVID-19 Update: Southern Tasmanian to enter snap 3-day lockdown

Southern Tasmania is going into lockdown from 6pm Friday 15 October. The lockdown will last for 3 days. 
News update
15/10/2021

NDS Submission: Social Housing Regulation Review

NDS has prepared a submission to the Social Housing Regulation Review in Victoria.
News update
15/10/2021

NSW News flash: Vaccination mandated for disability workers

Vaccinations will be mandatory for people delivering disability supports in NSW, with workers being required to be fully vaccinated by 29 November.
News update
15/10/2021

National Disability Services WA Lunch in Celebration of IDPWD: Meet Joshua Button

This year's National Disability Services WA Lunch in Celebration of International Day of People with Disability is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever!
News update
15/10/2021

NDS response to NT COVID-19 Update from the Chief Health Officer

In response to legal directions relating to mandatory vaccinations, NDS is working with the NT Government to confirm the implications and obligations for NT disability service providers.
News update
14/10/2021

Help us with your data - Supported Independent Living survey

We are asking members offering SIL supports to help us advocate for improved SIL processes, better planning decisions and good outcomes for people with disability.
News update
14/10/2021

RC hears of sexism and sexual exploitation of women with disability

The hearing on domestic and sexual violence included a focus on disability accommodation services.
News update
14/10/2021

COVID-19 Update: ACT Health advice for high-risk settings updated

The ACT Health advice for high-risk settings, home-based care providers, and other community health practitioners has been updated.

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...