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29/11/2021

ABC Radio National: Majority of disability service providers struggling to find enough staff

The majority of disability service providers are struggling to find enough staff and they are calling for a strategic national approach.
In the media
4/11/2021

Canberra Times: Cuts to NDIS will harm Australian economy: National Disability Services report

An analysis commissioned by NDS found that every dollar spent on the NDIS delivers a return of $2.25 in terms of job creation and small business spending.
In the media
28/10/2021

ABC Radio Adelaide: Calls to make vaccination mandatory for disability workers in SA

Mark Kulinski, SA Chair of National Disability Services, spoke with ABC Radio in Adelaide, calling for vaccination to be made mandatory for the disability sector in South Australia.
In the media
4/10/2021

ABC: Victorians react to COVID-19 vaccine mandates which are set to affect around a million workers

Following months of advocacy, Karen Stace, Senior Manager State & Territory Operations, expressed huge relief at the Victorian announcement that vaccines would become mandatory.
In the media
28/09/2021

NT NDIS participants, disability service providers flag concerns about funding cuts

Annie Riley, Chair of NDS’s NT Division spoke to the ABC about concerns related to participants accessing services, participant plan cuts and difficulties in navigating the NDIS system.
In the media
14/09/2021

Local Examiner: 'People see value in me'

Last year Jordan Smith started his own microbusiness offering cleaning and garden services to his local community.
In the media
23/08/2021

The Advocate: Tasmania underutilising NDIS funding, parliamentary inquiry hears

Tasmanian State Manager, Alice Flockhart, told a parliamentary inquiry into disability services that $140 million of allocated NDIS funding will go unspent, due to lack of services and access issues.
In the media
9/07/2021

ABC: COVID vaccines 'strongly recommended' for disability workers, but advocates say they should be mandatory

ABC spoke to NDS after the PM announced he was not yet going to mandate vaccinations for disability support workers but instead 'strongly recommending it'. 
In the media
8/07/2021

ABC Radio: Mandatory vaccinations in the disability sector

Senior Manager - State and Territory Operations, Karen Stace spoke to Nas Campanella on ABC PM about mandatory vaccinations in the disability sector
In the media
6/07/2021

Canberra Times: Disability sector battles workforce shortages amid COVID outbreak

Backup workforces have been set up to cover mass staff shortages in Canberra's disability sector, caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.