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7/03/2017

NDS proposes ways to improve the NDIS for people with psychosocial disability

NDS’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the provision of services for people with psychosocial disabilities aims to ease uncertainty about supports.
Submission
7/03/2017

Social impact investing could stimulate service innovation

An NDS submission argues that social impact investing could have a role in supporting disability service innovation, although its scope is limited.
Policy News
16/01/2017

Royal Commission resources help further understanding of abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released several reports and issues papers relevant to the disability sector.
Policy News
8/09/2016

NDS seeks members' views for review of NSW Guardianship Act 1987

NDS is seeking members' views on the first Question Paper regarding the preconditions for alternative decision-making arrangements for the review.
Policy News
7/09/2016

NDIS growth requires an investment plan, says NDS research

A study from Curtin University and NDS’ CADR informs governments, providers and the broader community about supply and sustainability of disability services.
Policy News
7/09/2016

NDS contributes to SCHADS Award Review

NDS has contributed feedback on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) award on rostering, part-time and on-call work.
Policy News
31/08/2016

NDS advocates to Tasmania Law Reform Institute for vulnerable people in the legal system

NDS has made a submission to the Tasmania Law Reform Institute to improve support to witnesses, victims or people accused who have disability.
Policy News
30/08/2016

Beyond the Stars: Exploring DES provider support

This report from a project with ANU aims to develop an outcomes framework for people with disability who have received support from DES providers.
Submission
8/08/2016

NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria urges greater recognition of disability

NDS's submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s 30 Year Infrastructure Options paper recommends greater recognition of the rights of people with disabilities.
Submission
2/08/2016

NDS argues for careful management of competition principles in disability services

NDS has prepared a submission to the Productivity Commission outlining the likely impacts of increased competition on disability service providers.

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