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18/10/2019
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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.
News update
27/09/2019
News update

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
News update

New legislation for labour hire providers

Under new Victorian legislation, labour hire providers are required to be licensed to operate.

NDIS to make jobs in Queensland

Image of a person working with the words 'Economic benefits of the NDIS in Queensland'

11/04/2016

I need to know this because:
  • In Queensland the NDIS will add up to $4.2B annually to Queensland’s Gross State Product
  • This will be a result of between 5,000 and 8,000 people with disability and up to 7,000 carers returning to the workforce
  • It will create an employment boom with 12,000-15,000 jobs created as a consequence
  • The NDIS is also expected to create additional jobs in the Queensland disability service sector

National Disability Services and Every Australian Counts have released a paper showing the potential scale of the economic benefits the NDIS will bring to Queensland. New economic modelling forecasts the impact the NDIS will have on Queensland Gross State Product when fully implemented and details the potential for increased labour force participation of people with disability and their carers.

The report uses ABS data on numbers of people with disability who would like to work but because of various restrictions have been unable to. With the NDIS, this is changed as more support becomes available to more people with disability. The report also uses data of carers who desire to return to the workforce but cannot now because of their caring responsibility. The modelling is based on an ABS survey of over 75,000 people with disability and their carers. At about one 300th of the Australian population, this makes it the largest sample survey conducted by the ABS.

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