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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.
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21/09/2022
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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 Victoria Divisional Committee Election 2022-2023

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14/09/2022

NDS is pleased to announce the results of the Victoria Divisional Committee elections for 2022.

Three nominations were received for three vacant positions, and all nominated members were elected unopposed. 

We welcome three new members to the Committee:

  • Amanda Youngs, Chief Executive Officer, MiLife-Victoria Inc
  • Peter Symonds, Chief Executive Officer, IDV Inc
  • Vaughan Winther, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Community Support Organisation
NDS would like to sincerely thank Laura Collister, Jennifer Fitzgerald, and Tom Scarborough, for their commitment and contribution to NDS during their time as Divisional Committee members.
  • Hayley Dean was elected unopposed as the Chair of the NDS Victoria Divisional Committee for a two-year term
  • Natasha Williams was elected unopposed as Vice-Chair for 2022-2023

Congratulations to all newly elected Committee members. Thank you to all Committee members for their commitment and support provided to NDS and the disability sector.

The Victoria Divisional Committee for 2022-2023 and their tenure is as follows:

  • Chair: Hayley Dean, Chief Executive Officer, Melba Support Services (2021 – 2024)
  • Vice-Chair: Natasha Williams, Executive General Manager Residential & Individual Support, GenU (2021 – 2024)
  • Drew Beswick, Chief Executive Officer, Oak Possability (2020 – 2023)
  • Kate MacRae, Chief Executive Officer, Scope Australia (2020 – 2023)
  • Terry Symonds, Chief Executive Officer, Yooralla (2020 – 2023)
  • Phil Hayes-Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Wallara (2021 – 2024)
  • Amanda Youngs, Chief Executive Officer, MiLife-Victoria Inc (2022 – 2025)
  • Peter Symonds, Chief Executive Officer, IDV Inc. (2022 – 2025)
  • Vaughan Winther, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Community Support Organisation (2022 – 2025)
  • Rohan Braddy, Chief Executive Officer, Mambourin Enterprises (elected VIC member and therefore ex officio member of Victoria Divisional Committee)
  • Warwick Cavanagh, Chief Executive Officer, Bayley House (elected VIC member and therefore ex officio member of Victoria Divisional Committee).

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For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Fordyce, State Manager VIC, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number