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Hi Cecile,

Last week, everyone's newsfeed was buzzing with Hollywood's red carpet glitz and glamour, as well as the expected and controversial Oscar wins.

We got no golden statues to give away here, but we have plenty of news and resources for you!


The NDP Team
 
NDIS News
Improved Process For NDIS Assistive Technology
The Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, announced improvements to the NDIS Assistive Technology (AT) process.

Independent Assessment Pilot Extended
The Independent Assessment Pilot launched in November last year, has been extended to April 2019.
 

$6.8M For WA Sector Transition Fund Round 2
Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has announced $6.8 million for the second phase of the WA Sector Transition Fund.
 

Provider Registration For QLD and NT
From 1 April 2019, the NT and QLD governments will no longer assess quality and safeguard requirements for certain registration groups.
 
Other News & Events
New Assistance Available For Victorian Regional Providers
Disability services peak body, National Disability Services (NDS) commenced a new project, funded by DHSS to support regional providers in Victoria.
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Arts And Disability Mentoring Initiative Grants
Grants of $30,000 to six individuals for each round are available through the Arts and Disability Mentoring Initiative.
 
Single Touch Payroll (STP) Legislation For Small Businesses
Effective 1 July 2019, all employers with 19 or less employees are now also required to submit payroll data to the ATO every pay run.
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2019 Victorian Disability Awards
Nominations for the 2019 Victorian Disability Awards are now open. Submit your nominations by 14 April 2019.
New Support For People With Disability And Mental Illness
The NSW government will spend $4.4 million over the next four years to establish two mental health hubs that can customise treatments for people with intellectual disability.
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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
On 14 March 2019, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will hold its opening ceremony.
 
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