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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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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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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.

NDS argues for careful management of competition principles in disability services

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2/08/2016

I need to know this because:
  • The submission outlines the likely impacts of increased competition on disability service providers emerging under the NDIS.
  • Desirable elements of a reformed disability sector are highlighted.
  • NDS notes that the dramatically increased application of competition principles in disability services has not been fully tested.
  • Emerging risks are highlighted. NDS provides comment on what is required and what should be considered.

The introduction of the NDIS provides fertile material for the Productivity Commission to explore the role of competition and choice in human services.

NDS has prepared a submission to the commission outlining the likely impacts of increased competition on disability service providers, particularly if some design features are less than optimal. This information should be of benefit to the Productivity Commission as it identifies new sectors for competition reform.

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