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21/09/2022
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WA Pre-Budget Submission Consultation

NDS is inviting WA members to provide input into developing its pre-budget submission for 2023-24.
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21/09/2022
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Royal Commission examines conditions in detention for people with disability

On Days One and Two the Royal Commission heard from witnesses with lived experience of conditions in detention for people with disability.

Amendments to model WHS legislation include psychosocial risks

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15/08/2022

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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