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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
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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.
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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.

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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