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Royal Commission News | Edition 13

This edition covers the latest news on the Disability Royal Commission, events and resources for providers and a recent DRC related helpdesk question answered.
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Nominations open for 2019 WA Disability Support Awards

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NDS in WA is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 WA Disability Support Awards are now open.

The awards celebrate the significant contribution of individuals and teams who support people with disability to achieve their goals. 

NDS State Manager Julie Waylen encourages people with disability, families, carers, and staff in disability sector organisations to make nominations. “The Awards highlight the important role of disability sector workers in providing high quality services that support people with disability exercise real choice and control.”

“A high-quality workforce that strengthens, safeguards and provides greater choice for people with disability is a vital part of building quality disability services throughout Western Australia. The Awards showcase the very best approaches and help the disability sector attract, recruit and retain a capable and committed workforce.”

The Award categories for 2019 are: 
• Excellence in Home and Family Support
• Excellence in Supporting Social Inclusion
• Excellence in Improving Employment Opportunities 
• Excellence in Regional Support
• Excellence in Advocacy and Rights Promotion 
• Excellence in Innovation
• Excellence in Leadership 

The nomination form and guidelines can be downloaded from the DSWA website. Nominations close at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 5 February 2019.

NDS can provide advice to assist you to develop your nomination. Phone: 08 9242 5544 or email

NDS will also host half day workshops on 13 December, 17 and 22 January 2019, to answer any questions you may have and help you with the nomination process. Register to attend the workshops:

Finalists and Winners of the Awards will be announced on Saturday, 11 May 2019.

We would like to thank our Gold Sponsors: HESTA, and Insurance Commission of Western Australia. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Joseph Madeley on

Contact information
Frances Thomas, Marketing Manager, 08 9208 9803,