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NDS Monthly Wrap - October 2018

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Over the past month, NDS has:

  1. Welcomed the release of the Parliamentary Report on NDIS Market Readiness, which included key concerns raised by NDS
  2. Celebrated the social inclusion of people with disability through the NDS NT Inclusion Conference and Awards Dinner
  3. Opposed the call to extend the aged care Royal Commission to the disability sector, while arguing that the Commission’s terms of reference should include people with disability in the aged care system
  4. Put together a submission for the Fair Work Commission on wage-setting in supported employment, which was endorsed by NDS’s National Committee on Supported Employment
  5. Organised a discussion between NDIS Plan Management providers and the NDIA
  6. Spoke with new Ministers Paul Fletcher and Sarah Henderson about pressures on providers from the NDIS, the importance of employment support and NDS’s role in representing the sector
  7. Received feedback that 98 per cent of providers believed the information/support provided through the Victorian Sector Development Project would have a positive effect on their organisation’s NDIS readiness/transition (feedback gathered independently by Dyson Consulting Group)
  8. Published NDS Practical Guides on Scheduled and Unscheduled Plan Reviews to help service providers understand how unscheduled plan reviews work
  9. Held breakfasts in Sydney and Brisbane for CEOs and HR executives with international speaker and author Neil Eastwood to share practical solutions to workforce issues
  10. Ran Let’s Talk Disability workshops for employees of the Solotel Hospitality Group following an incident that received media attention in August. This was timely opportunity to support Solotel’s efforts to promote disability awareness among their staff to prevent future incidents.

Until next month,

Chris Tanti

Chief Executive

National Disability Services

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Chris Tanti, Chief Executive Officer, 03 8341 4343,