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22/05/2022

Peak Disability Body calls on the ALP to Deliver on the NDIS Promise

NDS looks forward to working with the incoming Labor government to ensure that the NDIS fulfills the original promise of the scheme and addresses the many concerns that have been raised recently about...
Media release
17/05/2022

Statement on the closure of Activ Foundation worksites

National Disability Services has expressed concern at the news of the closure of Activ Foundation's work sites which will impact the employment of over 700 people with disability.  
Media release
19/04/2022

Peak body welcomes key commitments in ALP NDIS policy announcement

Peak disability body National Disability Services (NDS) welcomes the ALP disability package announced today, which largely addresses a number of policy commitments which NDS has called for through the...
Media release
13/04/2022

Reform is needed, but supported employment provides significant benefits to people with disability

NDS CEO today appeared at the hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, and provided evidence on the topic of supported employment.
Media release
30/03/2022

Federal Budget ongoing commitment to NDIS welcome, but more needed for pandemic costs

NDS welcomes the Federal Government's commitment to ongoing funding for the NDIS in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, however recent research has shown funding at current levels is insufficient.
Media release
22/02/2022

"Reform must not be rushed": Peak body comments ahead of Disability Royal Commission

NDS is raising concerns that the government is rushing critical sector reform, ahead of the Disability Royal Commission's examination of Disability Employment Services this week.
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.