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Information for Reporting Maintenance for properties in Aboriginal communities in WA

The Department of Communities has released a fact sheet to assist reporting essential maintenance for properties in remote Aboriginal communities.

Fair Work Commission approves temporary classification structure for trial of new wages structure in SES Award

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has confirmed a temporary classification structure to be included in the SES Award

Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices transitional arrangements announced

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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released information outlining changes to the regulation of behaviour support and restrictive practices in Victoria. Detailed information regarding Victoria’s authorisation process for the use of regulated restrictive practices has also been released, which includes interim Restrictive Intervention Data Set (RIDS) processes whilst the RIDS is being upgraded to create a specific authorisation pathway.These factsheets, along with other relevant information, have been uploaded to the Victorian Government's NDIS Quality and Safeguards webpage.Registered providers of specialist behaviour support should also be aware that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support) Rules 2018 require that they use a behaviour support practitioner that the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner considers suitable.To comply with this requirement, specialist behaviour support providers must notify the NDIS Commission of their behaviour support practitioners. For providers in Victoria - who are commencing from 1 July 2019 under the NDIS Commission - this notification must be made by 31 July 2019.The notification can be made by accessing the Notification of Behaviour Support Practitioners (s29) online form.The NDIS Commission will consider the information provided and advise NDIS behaviour support practitioners in writing if they have been deemed provisionally suitable.This provisional status will remain in place until the practitioner undergoes an assessment against the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework.The NDIS Commission has commenced operation in Victoria, and the behaviour support team is available to respond to queries relating to behaviour support and restrictive practices.The team can be contacted via email on , or call the commission contact centre on 1800 035 544. They will take your details and pass them on to the behaviour support team to return your call.

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