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New bilateral agreements increase Commonwealth control over NDIS costs

As State and Territory governments finish their transition to the NDIS and enter Full Scheme, they are signing new bilateral agreements with the Commonwealth.
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New member webcasts on the Quality and Safeguarding Framework and NDIS Commission

NDS has produced a series of member only webcasts covering requirements and early insights of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.

Electoral Funding Bill casts wide net which will capture many charities

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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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