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NDS calls for delay of Portable Long Service Scheme for community services sector

In its submission to government, NDS argues that the continuing confusion around the Portable Long Service Scheme means a delay is necessary.
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Portable Long Service Scheme to cover all disability services

Draft regulations for the scheme, which originally excluded NDIS-funded activity, include all disability services from 1 January 2020.
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NDS State Budget Submission 2019-20 focuses on sustainability and community

NDS’ submission identifies two priorities: to support a sustainable, innovative disability sector; and to continue to build an inclusive Victorian community.

NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria urges greater recognition of disability

A person with disability sitting in a chair and smiling at their carer.

8/08/2016

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  • Outlines NDS’s calls for planning approvals for new developments to meet access standards and reflect the need for accessible toilets and adaptive technologies.
  • Calls for a push for the adoption of universal design principles across new housing stock and facilitation of new disability housing developments.
  • Asks that all public transport infrastructure be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Requests that infrastructure-related organisations and government agencies to use ADEs for procurement.

NDS recently made a submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s paper, ‘All Things Considered: Exploring options for Victoria’s 30 year infrastructure strategy.’ In its submission, NDS recommends that infrastructure options adopted by Victoria recognise the rights of people with disabilities to fully access communities and to be enabled to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

Similar to NDS’s recommendations for the State Disability Plan 2017-20, NDS’s submission urges that the Infrastructure Strategy requires planning approvals for new developments to meet contemporary standards for access and to reflect the need for accessible toilets and adaptive technologies. NDS also recommends that Infrastructure Victoria pushes for adoption of universal design principles across new housing stock and facilitate new disability housing developments.

Further, NDS recommends that all public transport infrastructure be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Finally, NDS' submission supports infrastructure-related organisations and government agencies being encouraged to procure goods and services from Australian Disability Enterprises to support people with disabilities.

Publication: NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria

NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria

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Sarah Fordyce, Policy Manager, 03 8341 4303,