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News update
23/10/2020

Updated Victorian Government COVID-19 documents including attestation templates and quarantine advice

DHHS has released a range of updated documents including attestation templates and amended quarantine advice.
News update
22/10/2020

RC hearing report finds systemic neglect in health system

The report considers the disability sector’s role in health for people with cognitive disability.
News update
22/10/2020

WorkSafe Victoria Mental Health Support for workers

WorkSafe Victoria is running a trial service providing wellbeing support for people experiencing COVID-19 related stress and anxiety at work.
News update
22/10/2020

Amended Victorian Government directions for disability residential service providers

The Victorian Government has released updated COVID-19 directions for disability residential services.
News update
21/10/2020

Safe Work Month: Free WHS member-only webinar

October is Safe Work Month and here at NDS, we support Safe Work Australia’s belief that whatever the workplace, a safe workplace benefits everyone.
News update
21/10/2020

FWC confirms deferral of superannuation increase for supported employees

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed that the superannuation increase for employees with disability covered by the SES Award is deferred until 1 January 2021.
News update
21/10/2020

Northern Territory Committee election results 2020-21

NDS is pleased to announce the results of the 2020-21 Northern Territory Committee election.
News update
21/10/2020

Urgent advice for SIL providers

Providers that used the Roster of Care template issued before 26 August in readiness for the new Price Guide should check SIL funding packages for significant shortfalls.
News update
19/10/2020

Independent Assessment Toolkit report released

The NDIA has released the Independent Assessment Toolkit detailing the selection of standardised assessment tools for undertaking NDIS Independent Assessments.
News update
16/10/2020

RC hearing looks at the education system and school autonomy

Themes included system navigation and schools' obligations.

Media releases

Media release
4/09/2020

NDS supports recommendations of Ann Marie Smith review

NDS today welcomed recommendations by Alan Robertson SC following his independent review of disability regulation.
Media release
16/07/2020

JobTrainer boost for disability support worker shortfall

JobTrainer, the Commonwealth Government’s skills investment program announced today, heralds the welcome prospect of greater numbers of trained disability support workers available across the country.
Media release
21/05/2020

NDS Media Statement: Ongoing support for NDIS participants during coronavirus pandemic

An ABC report has outlined instances where people with disability who are being supported under the NDIS have experienced changes to their services as a result of COVID-19.
Media release
18/05/2020

NDS Media Statement: Investigation into death of NDIS participant

NDS is saddened and appalled by reports of the treatment suffered by Ann-Marie Smith, leading to her death last month.