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Morrison Government returns to office with NDIS as a priority

NDS congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition following their win in the Federal Election over the weekend.
News update
News update

Coroner recommends providers review ‘swallowing’ policies and guidelines

Providers are encouraged to review their policies and guidelines for services to people with swallowing difficulties, following coronial findings in Queensland.

NDS welcomes new accessible changing requirements

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NDS welcomes the recent announcement that from 1 May 2019, the Building Code of Australia will require that accessible adult change facilities are provided in specified public buildings, including large shopping centres and airports. This amendment is the result of several years of sustained campaigning by Changing Places and other disability advocates, including NDS. 

Accessible adult change facilities are sanitary facilities that contain a toilet, adult-sized change table and a ceiling track hoist based on the Changing Places Technical Standard design. These facilities assist people with high support needs, their families and carers to more easily participate in the community, giving them access to public toilet facilities that are taken for granted by the rest of the population. 

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