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Hi Cecile,

Returning to work after a long weekend of beaches, barbecues and tennis is tough. You need to catch up quickly with your tasks, emails and NDIS changes. This newsletter will help you get back in the routine!

  • News -  Check out the new NDIS website. Read about the NDIS Commission's rollout update. Find out which disability sector heroes were recognised at the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

  • Free Resources and Discounts - Enrol for an online module about person-centred active support. Watch a recorded webinar on using Easy English to empower your clients. Attend a live webinar on using the collaboration tool, Sharepoint. Get a discount to attend the 'Law For Home Care & Disability Support Managers' and 'Connecting Up Transform' conferences.

The NDP Team
New NDIS Website Launched
Following a six-week trial, the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website has been launched.

NDIS Commission Rolling Out to VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and NT
From 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will roll out across VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and NT.

NDIS Plans for People With Autism
The NDIA issued a media release reassuring continued support for people with autism.
Peak Body Urges Government to Get It Right for Australians With Disability
Peak body National Disability Services (NDS) has challenged the government to deliver on the benefits promised under the NDIS for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Improvements to the NDIS Pathway
The NDIA has outlined some of the implemented / planned improvements for the NDIS participant and provider pathways.
Other News 
See what else is buzzing in the media.
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Community Leaders Shine in 2019 Honours List
Charity leaders, disability advocates and unsung heroes have shone in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List.
Greens Proposing $1 Billion For Accessible Public Spaces
The Greens are calling for $1 billion to be spent making buildings and public spaces more accessible to disabled people.
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Disability Providers Held Back By Lack Of Data
National Disability Services (NDS) says providers need access to more localised data for NDIS supply and demand to ensure market growth.
Game-Changing Service For Disability Telecommunication Access
A new call centre and online resource that provide information on the accessibility features of telecommunications products have been launched.
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$3.15 Million Boost for Disability Advocacy
Victorians with disability will now have better advocacy support through the Disability Advocacy Futures Grants program.
View other events here.
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Law For Home Care & Disability Support Managers 
12 March 2019 (Brisbane)
19 March 2019 (Sydney)
26 March 2019 (Melbourne)

This one-day conference will help you navigate client, staff and compliance issues and deal with key legal risks in a changing aged and disability care environment. NDP members get 10% OFF Early Bird and regular rates.
Connecting Up ‘Transform’ Conference
08 - 10 May 2019 (Melbourne)
Not-for-profit organisations can learn how to use innovation, technology, training and efficiency solutions to enhance engagement and impact. NDP members get 10% OFF registration for the 'Complete Conference Experience' and 'Main Conference'. 
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Free Resources
View other Learning Hub resources here.