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Media release
16/12/2021

Peak body for disability providers calls on the Federal Government to recognise value of NDIS – not just the cost

NDS is dismayed with misleading claims in the MYEFO about the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s impact on the Federal Budget.
Media release
7/12/2021

Shocking new data shows the disability sector is frustrated, distressed and pessimistic

"It’s been a difficult year for disability service providers and most expect 2022 to be worse": Shocking new data shows the disability sector is frustrated, distressed and pessimistic.
Media release
11/11/2021

Unauthorised restrictive practices: interpreting the data

Oversimplifying this complex issue is unhelpful for people with disability and those who support them.
Media release
4/11/2021

New Modelling Shows $52 Billion Benefit of NDIS. Sector Launches Election Campaign to Warn of Impact of Scheme Cuts

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is delivering $2.25 to the Australian economy for every dollar being spent, according to new modelling released today, in a landmark report titled False Economy.
Media release
30/06/2021

'Rightfully anxious': Decision on mandatory vax for aged care workers must extend to disability

The Government must consider making the COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for people working within the disability sector off the back of the recent decision to do so for residential aged care workers.
Media release
11/05/2021

2021 Federal budget: An NDIS cost blowout or just natural growth as planned?

NDS is calling for all political parties to 'drop the politics' after it was revealed the NDIS scheme’s recent blowout saga was consistent with forecasted scheme growth.
Media release
11/03/2021

NDS calls for rollout of compulsory NDIS assessments to cease

"This is not the NDIS that was promised": peak body National Disability Services says planned independent assessments will "fundamentally alter the individualised and personalised nature of the NDIS".
Media release
17/02/2021

National Disability Services: vaccine must be mandatory

Well before the 'Eagle landed' with the first pallet of Australia's COVID-19 vaccines, National Disability Services (NDS) and its members were grappling with the question of whether vaccination for disability...
Media release
7/12/2020

Disability services sector surviving, not thriving

Seven years into the NDIS and Australia's disability service sector seems to be faring comparatively better – but still operating well short of full strength.
Media release
13/11/2020

People with disability must be top priority for COVID vaccine

NDS, today called upon National Cabinet to ensure people with disability, their families, carers and the workers who support them, are given priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available.