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3/04/2020
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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.
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2/04/2020
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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

Changes to reporting of unauthorised routine chemical and routine environmental restrictive practices

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16/09/2019

NDS welcomes changes to reporting obligations in respect of the unauthorised use of restrictive practices, which have just been announced by the NDIS Commission.In a statement and factsheet, the Commission acknowledges provider concerns (previously reported by NDS) that the reporting of every use of an unauthorised routine chemical or routine environmental restrictive practice is resulting in multiple reportable incident notifications of the same information for an NDIS participant. To reduce administrative re-entry of information, the Commission has developed a process for Registered Providers to be able to report unauthorised routine chemical and routine environmental restrictive practices by participant, on a weekly basis.Registered Providers must continue to submit all unauthorised uses of a restrictive practice through the NDIS Commission Portal. Once submitted, the Commission will review the notification. If the unauthorised routine chemical or routine environmental restrictive practice is suitable for weekly reporting, the NDIS Commission will make contact with the relevant provider to give further instructions on weekly reporting.NDS welcomes the Commission’s responsiveness to provider concerns on this issue and encourages providers to keep NDS and the Commission informed about whether the advised changes are having the desired effect of reducing the administrative burden associated with reporting.

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