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Disability sector organisations raise the alarm on NDIS market failure

The disability services sector is calling on the NDIA and government to take urgent and immediate action to ensure services for people with disability continue
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CEO update: Survey shows reality of market failure, coordinated action planned

NDS is working with other groups on addressing a crisis in disability services as our survey shows more than 1000 providers set to exit the market.

Registrations open for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference in Cairns

Regional and Remote Conference 2024 9-10 April Pullman Cairns International


Registrations have opened for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference 2024 in Cairns on 9 and 10 of April. The two-day national conference will explore innovative solutions to invigorate service delivery in regional, rural and remote Australia.   

As well as addressing the issues, the conference is a chance for providers to share their rich knowledge of providing high-quality services with colleagues who understand the challenges. 

Regional and Remote Conference 2024 

Dates: Tuesday 9 April to Wednesday 10 April


  • Tuesday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am to 2:00pm AEST 

Location: Pullman Cairns International

If you are unable to attend in person, you can register for the conference livestream. 

Networking drinks 

Included in the conference price, you are invited to the complimentary networking function on Tuesday afternoon, which will be a chance to reflect on the day’s sessions and catch up with your colleagues.

Date: Tuesday 9 April  
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm  
Location: Kingsford’s Lounge, Pullman Cairns International 

Call for papers 

NDS invites presentations, poster abstract submissions, video submissions and stories of best practice to help shape the conference program.  

We'd love to hear from providers who have found innovative solutions to issues facing rural, regional and remote disability service providers. If you a provider with a story or solution-based practice to share, we want to hear about your work to drive your organisation into the future.

Submit an abstract of up to 300 words and contribute to this year's program. Poster and video extracts will also be accepted and can be sent to Events at NDS: submit enquiry/feedback. A programming committee will review and shortlist submissions.

Submissions close at 11:59pm AEDT on 20 February.

Supporter opportunities 

If you are interested in supporting this event, please contact the NDS Events team to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:  submit enquiry/feedback

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NDS Events, submit enquiry/feedback