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Victoria in Focus, by Sarah Fordyce State Manager Vic

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, June 2023

The Victorian budget, new Social Services Regulations RIS, Workcover premium rises, and group pricing changes kept us busy this past month.
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News update

Latest version of CHAP released and other health information

In health news, the 2023 version of CHAP, COVID-19 and flu risk rises, oral health priorities and a workshop on hospital visits.
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DSS Presentation on Disability Enterprises transitioning to the Supported Wage System

DSS have provided a resource for Disability Enterprises setting out how to use the Supported Wage System.
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News update

Less than two weeks until NDP’s Workforce Virtual Conference

A top line-up of thought leaders and experts set to deliver creative ideas and practical solutions at NDP’s major conference on workforce.
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Tasmania in Focus by Lizzie Castles, June 2023

This month we rue missed opportunities in the state budget, prepare for winter infections, and give you the latest on PACE and the child safety framework.
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News update

Child and Youth Safe Organisation Bill passes state parliament

From 2024, a new framework sets care and safety standards for organisations working with children and young people.
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Queensland in Focus by Jason McKey, June 2023

CEO Laurie Leigh’s Hot Topics Breakfast presentation highlighted the importance of peak bodies and providers joining forces to face sector challenges.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: June 2023

The enquiries received by the NDS Helpdesk team this month ranged from SCHADS Award confusions to fire safety.
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News update

NDIS Review releases two papers on key issues

The NDIS Review has released papers on pricing and payments and alternative commissioning for remote and First Nations Communities.
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News update

Reminder that Fair Work Legislation Amendment changes come in this week

We summarise the changes from the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs Better Pay) Act 2022 that come into effect from Tuesday 6 June.
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New Disability and Social Services Act extends disability tenancy protections

Act extends Victorian disability and tenancy legislation to bolster the rights of people in SIL accommodation.
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Regulatory Impact statement for draft Social Service Regulations released

Feedback sought for new registration and reporting scheme for Victorian funded providers, with new standards and a single independent regulator.
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News update

Fair Work Commission announces 5.75 per cent wage increase

Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review declares wage increase to minimum wage earners and those on modern awards.
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CEO update

CEO Update: NDIS reform process gathers momentum

Update on the National Strategy for the Care and Support Economy, PACE rollout, NDIS Review, and Federal Budget. NDS launches National Awards, supports Voice.


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