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Hi Jessica,

With one month down of winter, we now find ourselves in July and renewals are coming through thick and fast! It's wonderful to know that there are so many passionate, motivated people out there who are keen to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the disability sector. If you have not yet received your renewal, please contact us at

The NDS/NDP Quality and Safety Virtual Conference was a raging success with over 1200 registrants! We have a number of new virtual conferences on the horizon, so be sure to stay tuned for details.

Keep in mind that there are some important updates and announcements regarding the NDIS in the articles below so be sure to have a read through.


The NDP Team
NDIS Celebrates its Sixth Birthday
The NDIS has been in operation for six years and is now accessible throughout almost all regions throughout Australia.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Branches Out Across Australia
In the early stages, the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission operated in NSW and SA but has now made its way over to VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and the NT, expected to reach WA in July 2020.

NDIS Plan for Speeding Up Support Access for Children
The Minister for NDIS, Stuart Robert, has proposed a six-month plan aimed at accelerating access to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports from the NDIS.

New NDIS Prices are up for 2019/20
The new NDIS prices for 2019/20 have now come into effect. Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, foresees positive outcomes for both practitioners and participants alike with price changes going live.
Other News & Events
Small Business Digital Champions Webpage Live!
We now have a web page up and running for the Small Business Digital Champions Project which you can view on the NDP website. Register for the e-newsletter today! Want to improve your knowlegde and understanding of the digital world? Complete this survey to give us a better understanding of what you would like to know more about.
Small Business Digital Champions Logo An Australian Government Initiative
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Neurodiversity - Opening Doors to Employment Opportunities
The American IT company, IBM, sees a world of potential in people with autism, from attention to detail to pattern recognition. The organisation recently ran a four-week neurodiversity program in Australia for the first time, opening up to potential employment opportunities for participants.
Introducing NSW's First Ageing and Disability Commissioner!
More steps have been taken to further improve safety and living conditions for elderly people with a disability. Robert Fitzgerald has taken on his new role as Ageing and Disability Commissioner in NSW from July 2019.
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Is there a Connection between Gut Health and Autism?
Insights into the link between gut health and the mind. Researchers continue to seek new ways of improving quality of life for people with autism in addressing their symptoms by way of improved gut health.
HESTA Aged Care Awards - Who Will You Nominate?
Nominations are now open for the HESTA Aged Care awards. Whether they're an employee, a colleague or a carer who supports you - if you know someone who has delivered exceptional service in aged-care, show them that their efforts are appreciated by nominating them for the award.
HESTA Logo An Industry Superfund
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AISC Announces Industry Reference Committee
The Disability Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC) are making it their primary aim to take the skill set of disability support workers to new highs.
Free NDS/WIC Event: Re-Evaluating, Reimagining, Resolving - Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Disability Workforce
Come along for the panel discussion covering the subject of improved choice and control for people with a disability and what is being done to ensure that within the disability workforce.
Re-evaluating, Reimagining, Resolving - Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Disability Workforce 8 August 2019, University House, ANU
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