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14/05/2021

Australian Department of Health – vaccine rollout

The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccination – Disability Provider Alert with an update on how disability support workers can access the vaccine.
News update
14/05/2021

Victorian NDIS Checks: update and seeking further feedback

NDIS Checks are continuing to be problematic. NDS can help to escalate urgent applications while the Victorian Government continues to work through the technical issues with the online system.
News update
13/05/2021

Vic COVID-19 Update: QR code service, and DFFH Factsheets updated

The Victorian Government has announced one QR code check-in system for use everywhere, and DFFH has released updated fact sheets outlining COVIDSafe changes.
News update
13/05/2021

Vic Govt establishing Victorian Skills Authority

The Victorian Government is establishing a Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) as part of a $383.8 million investment in skills, training and higher education.
News update
13/05/2021

Disability Employment Horizons – registrations closing soon!

NDS invites all service providers offering NDIS supports in employment to attend the launch of NDS’s Industry Vision. Hurry – registrations close tomorrow.
News update
12/05/2021

DFFH collaboration agreements with Victorian SIL providers

NDS seeks provider feedback to support ongoing discussions with DFFH in response to widespread concern around collaboration agreements. CAV has released new SDA resources.
News update
11/05/2021

2021 Federal budget sees increased funding for the NDIS

An additional $13.2 billion has been allocated to the NDIS over the next four years and is likely to spur public discussion on Scheme sustainability.
News update
7/05/2021

Regional and Remote Expansion and Development Fund in WA

Project funding now available for NDIS registered service providers operating in regional and remote areas of Western Australia.
News update
7/05/2021

FWC Releases Tranche 2 Decision in SCHADS Award Review

The Fair Work Commission has released a comprehensive decision on Tranche 2 substantive claims raised through the review of the SCHADS Award.
News update
6/05/2021

WA Disability Support Awards 2021: Nominations close in 4 weeks!

This is your chance to help recognise and reward people who provide the highest standard of support to increase the quality of life and inclusion of people with disability.

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.