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Early bird registrations are open for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference

Our one-day conference for disability service providers to discuss remote and regional issues will be held in Darwin on 14 March.
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Registrations are open for NDS's Disability Hot Topics Breakfast in Adelaide

We invite members to our annual SA Disability Hot Topics Breakfast on 21 February to network the big issues affecting the sector.

Current complaint mechanisms for abuse fail people with disability

Royal Commission Update


The Disability Royal Commission has published a report on complaint mechanisms finding limitations in current mechanisms in cases of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.  

The report suggests designs for an accessible, inclusive and independent complaint mechanism for people with disability and recommends a national redress scheme. 

According to the report, many of the causes of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability are systematic. Violence prevention will require structural change – changes to institutions, cultures, social practices, attitudes and law – to prevent abuse from being repeated.   

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