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NDIS-funded services exempted from Long Service Benefits Portability Act

The Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018 will become law after passing Parliament on 5 September, with NDIS-funded services excluded from its scope.
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Australian Disability Workforce Report: Second edition highlights workforce risks

The second edition of the Australian Disability Workforce Report illustrates greater use of casual and part-time workers as organisations grapple with pricing.
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Policy News

NDS voices concerns on proposed registration and accreditation scheme

In its submission to the Victorian Government, NDS outlines our concerns about the proposed registration and accreditation scheme for the disability workforce.

The ACT Allied Health Workforce report: Issues and Solutions

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I need to know this because:
  • This report summarises numerous issues contributing to a workforce shortage of allied health professionals in the ACT.
  • It suggests proposed ways to improve the number of allied health professionals working to assist people with disability.

A report released after a forum and consultation in April highlights a number of issues contributing to a workforce shortage of allied health professionals in the ACT.

The report comes to several key findings, including that the curriculum of allied health professional training addresses support for people with disability only very marginally.

It also finds that, overall, there is a very limited supply of training places for allied health students, with few incentives and support.

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