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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.

Inquiry commences into school transport and the NDIS

Child reading a book on the floor with a can beside them

7/06/2018

State and territory governments provide assistance to some children and young people with disability to travel to and from school. Eligibility for this assistance varies, as does the level and type of assistance. An inquiry is now underway as to how supported school transport should be provided for children who are NDIS participants.

A discussion paper outlines two broad options:

According to the paper, one benefit of a new model would be that "participants and their families may choose to use registered or unregistered transport providers". That is not a view we support. At a minimum, any person paid to transport children with disability to school should have to meet the new NDIS worker screening check.

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