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29/11/2019

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System releases interim report

This report estimates the cost of mental ill health to the Victorian economy at $14.2 billion a year.
Policy News
25/11/2019

Victorian SDA to transition to requirements of Residential Tenancies Act from January 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking re-gazettal of all existing group homes under the Disability Act 2006, from 1 January 2020.
Policy News
29/10/2019

New SDA Design Standard released

New SDA Design Standard guidelines released, along with the SDA Innovation Plan and Limited Cost Assumptions Review; and the SDA Price Guide has been updated
Policy News
25/10/2019

Guidance Note released on eligibility for the Portable Long Service Scheme

The Portable Long Service Authority released a Guidance Note for employers registered in the community services sector under the Portable Long Service Scheme.
Policy News
18/10/2019

NDS Submission to the NSW Disability Advocacy Review

The Ageing and Disability Commission review into NSW Disability Advocacy will close today, 18 October 2019. NDS's submission calls for ongoing State funding.
News update
27/09/2019

Portable Long Service Scheme: Reminder to register by 30 September 2019

NDS members are reminded to check if they need to register by 30 September for the new Portable Long Service Scheme.
News update
27/09/2019

New legislation for labour hire providers

Under new Victorian legislation, labour hire providers are required to be licensed to operate.
Policy News
26/09/2019

Work progressing on new Registration Scheme for Victorian Disability Workers

The recent Victorian Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018 brings into operation a voluntary Disability Worker Registration Scheme and a Code of Conduct.
Policy News
17/09/2019

Disability provider obligations under the Portable Long Service Scheme in Victoria

Information on employer obligations under the Portable Long Service Scheme has been released by the Victorian Portable Long Service Authority.
Policy News
10/09/2019

Changes for Government and Non-Government SDA providers as amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act come into effect

Changes include vacancy coordination, fire service and board/lodging.

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