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SDA Update and Overview Resource

NDS has released an overview for SDA Providers of the complex regulatory environment and invites members to join an online SDA reference group.
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NDS calls for delay of Portable Long Service Scheme for community services sector

In its submission to government, NDS argues that the continuing confusion around the Portable Long Service Scheme means a delay is necessary.
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Portable Long Service Scheme to cover all disability services

Draft regulations for the scheme, which originally excluded NDIS-funded activity, include all disability services from 1 January 2020.

Feedback invited on Disability Act 2006 review

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I need to know this because:
  • The Act has provided a whole-of-government and community framework to affirm the rights of people with disability and provide access to services and supports.
  • In response to the NDIS transition and change in regulatory responsibilities, the Victorian Government is reviewing the Act, in two streams.
  • The first stream considers urgent, technical amendments needed to ensure smooth transition, while the second looks at Victoria’s broader legislative framework.
  • NDS is seeking feedback on the stream one amendments.

The Disability Act 2006 is undergoing review. The Act has long provided a whole-of-government and whole-of-community framework to affirm the rights of people with disability and provide access to and safeguards for the provision of disability services and supports.

With the transition to the NDIS, Victorian NDIS providers will be registered and regulated by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission instead of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In response to this change in responsibilities, the Victorian government is reviewing the Act, in two streams.

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