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NDS welcomes new accessible changing requirements

NDS welcomes the announcement that, starting in May, the Building Code of Australia will require accessible adult changing facilities in some public buildings.
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Hear from the new NDS CEO

Increased funding, less red tape and more job opportunities are some of the issues David Moody, Acting NDS CEO, raises in a new video.

Electoral Funding Bill casts wide net which will capture many charities

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17/01/2018

The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill 2017, introduced into Parliament in December 2017, casts a wide net which goes far beyond the Bill’s primary purpose to prevent overseas influence on Australian elections. If enacted, the Bill will impose new reporting requirements on hundreds of charities that have no interest in using donations from overseas to influence Australian elections.

The Bill will require many charities to register with the Electoral Commission as a ‘political campaigner’ and to maintain detailed records that will add to their administrative costs. This will achieve little other than to divert resources from their important mission-based work.

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