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NDS is pleased to announce a new crisis communications advice line to support members with COVID-19 or Disability Royal Commission communications support
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Disability Worker Regulation Scheme commenced and Commissioner appointed

In Victoria, key elements of the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme have commenced and a new Commissioner has been appointed

Information on Australian Government Assistance for business and households

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Overnight, NDS received the following update from the office of Senator Michaelia Cash on assistance available to businesses (including NFPs) and households impacted by COVID-19, with a request that we disseminate this information across our network.

Members are actively encouraged to ensure they are familiar with the support and funding currently available and to continue monitoring NDS News Updates and other information which is specific to our sector.

   Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Senator for Western Australia

24 March 2020



The Government is acting to cushion the blow from the coronavirus for businesses and households to help them get through to the other side of the crisis as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by its spread.

Below I have set out the quick links to the measures available to small and medium businesses, sole traders and households under the $189 billion economic support package announced by the Prime Minister: support line: 
13 28 46

Small or medium business with reduced cash flow?
Here’s what we’re doing to boost your cash flow.  

Is your business financially distressed?
This is what we’re doing to support you.

Assisting the economic recovery
Here’s how we’ll support you to grow.

Employ an apprentice or trainee? 
This support is for you.

Are you a sole trader that has lost business?
This is what we’re doing to support you and your business.

Household finances hit by reduced work?
Here’s what we’re doing to help support your family budget.
Payments to support households.

For more information on Coronavirus and the Government’s response, please visit: or

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