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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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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.

The Australian: New disability worker screening checks cause delays

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The Australian reports that "Workers are turning away from the disability sector because of delays with new employee screening checks that could leave hundreds of staff in limbo and Australia’s most vulnerable at risk."

NDS CEO, David Moody spoke on behalf of members, saying "members across the country have expressed concerns about workers getting screened in time in order to accept jobs."  He then went on to add: “At a time when we’re trying to grow the workforce, NDS does have concerns the worker screening process, as it’s been implemented across the nation by state and territory governments with the Australian government, is not working as intended.”

NDS members, ONCALL and Able Australia were also interviewed.

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