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Victorian consultations on child safety reporting and Disability Worker Commission Notification information session

Disability service providers are invited to attend upcoming sessions to provide feedback and receive information from Victorian regulators.
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Victoria legislates single use plastics ban with exemptions for disability

The Victorian Government has passed regulations to ban plastic drinking straws, cutlery, and other single-use items. 

Amendments to model WHS legislation include psychosocial risks

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After a lengthy review, Safe Work Australia has amended the model Work Health and Safety Act and model Regulations. A range of new resources has also been developed including guidance material.

One of the key amendments relevant to disability services include:

The amendments now include recognition of the importance of good mental health in the workplace and psychosocial hazards.

A psychosocial hazard is anything that could cause psychological harm. Common psychosocial hazards at work include: 

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