Remove state filters
Global Menu
Main Menu

Latest Policy

Policy News
19/02/2020
Policy News

Recent Victorian submissions, Workforce Longitudinal study results, and opportunities for NDS engagement

Recent submissions on the 2020-21 Victorian Budget and Worker Registration Scheme. Members are encouraged to consider joining one of our active Member Groups.
Policy News
14/01/2020
Policy News

Seeking feedback on NDIS market setting impacts on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability

NDS is seeking feedback on the impact of NDIS market settings on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability.
Policy News
29/11/2019
Policy News

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.

NDS State Budget Submission 2019-20 focuses on sustainability and community

Person holding a paper document

12/03/2019

I need to know this because:
  • NDS' submission acknowledges the Victorian government's ongoing responsibility to Victorians with disability, both eligible and ineligible for NDIS packages.
  • It highlights issues such as appropriate NDIS pricing, building a sufficient workforce, preventing abuse, housing, transport, and mainstream interfaces.

NDS’ State Budget Submission highlights the Victorian government's continuing responsibility to support all Victorians with disability, whether eligible or ineligible for individual packages under the NDIS.

The submission’s recommendations expand on NDS' Victorian State Election platform and lay out the ways in which the Victorian Government can have the most effective and positive impact on the provision of support to people with disability.

NDS provides 10 recommendations, which fall into two broad priority areas:

Priority 1: Support a sustainable, innovative disability sector

  1. Advocate for market-informed NDIS prices
  2. Support active market stewardship
  3. Continue to invest in the disability workforce, including by:
    - Funding a structural adjustment fund to support the implementation of the Multi Employer Agreement
    - Continuing to fund projectABLE
    - Building on investment in Keeping Our Sector Strong
  4. Maintain a focus on the prevention of disability abuse
  5. Sustain vital disability sector supports

Priority 2: Continue to build an inclusive Victorian community

  1. Develop and implement a Victorian disability housing strategy
  2. Invest in effective interfaces between the NDIS and mainstream services
  3. Address transport shortcomings for people with disability
  4. Maintain high quality disability services for Victorians with disability not eligible for the NDIS
  5. Support employment for people with disability
See NDS' submission below.
Publication: NDS State Budget Submission 2019-2020

NDS State Budget Submission 2019-2020

Download publication (PDF 981.8KB) Download accessible publication (Word 134.5KB)
Contact information
Henry Newton, Project and Policy Officer, 03 8341 4323,