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21/09/2022
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WA Pre-Budget Submission Consultation

NDS is inviting WA members to provide input into developing its pre-budget submission for 2023-24.
News update
21/09/2022
News update

Royal Commission examines conditions in detention for people with disability

On Days One and Two the Royal Commission heard from witnesses with lived experience of conditions in detention for people with disability.

Results of NDS New South Wales Divisional Committee Election 2022-2023

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15/09/2022

NDS is pleased to announce the results of the New South Wales Divisional Committee elections for 2022.

The election was well-contested with seven nominations for five vacant positions.We welcome three new members to the Committee:
  • Andrew Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Windgap Foundation Ltd
  • Annie Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Civic Disability Services Ltd
  • Edward Birt, Chief Operating Officer, The Disability Trust
The following members were re-elected for a further three-year term:
  • Allan Young, Chief Executive Officer, Elouera Association
  • Rosy Walia, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Communities
NDS would like to sincerely thank Andrew Daly, Caroline Cuddihy, Margaret Bowen, and Stephen Doley for their commitment and contribution to NDS during their time as Divisional Committee members.Philip Petrie was elected unopposed as the Chair of the NDS NSW Divisional Committee for a three-year term. Julia Squire was elected unopposed as Vice-Chair for 2022-2023.Congratulations to all newly elected and re-elected Committee members. Thank you to all Committee members for their commitment and support provided to NDS and the disability sector.The New South Wales Divisional Committee for 2022-2023 and their tenure is as follows:
  • Chair: Philip Petrie, Chief Executive Officer, Allevia (2021 – 2024)
  • Vice-Chair: Julia Squire, Chief Executive Officer, Ability Options (2021 – 2024)
  • David Carey, Chief Executive Officer, Connectability (2020 – 2023)
  • David Kneeshaw, Chief Executive Officer, Unisson (2020 – 2023)
  • Deb Sazdanoff, Voting Representative, Studio ARTES (2020 – 2023)
  • Lewis Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, Huntington’s NSW/ACT (2020 – 2023)
  • Brett Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Interaction Disability Services (2021 – 2024)
  • Allan Young, Chief Executive Officer, Elouera Association (2022 – 2025)
  • Andrew Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Windgap Foundation Ltd (2022 – 2025)
  • Annie Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Civic Disability Services Ltd (2022 – 2025)
  • Edward Birt, Chief Operating Officer, The Disability Trust (2022 – 2025)
  • Rosy Walia, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Communities (2022 – 2025)
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For any enquiries, please contact John Yealland, State Manager – NSW (Acting), submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number