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NSW COVID-19 News flash: Exemption for vaccine boosters further extended to 6 September 2022

NSW Health has further extended the current exemption for COVID-19 booster shots for double vaccinated workers deemed essential to providing support.

Winter Workforce Register

The NDIA is seeking qualified disability support workers to join a register to fill critical shift shortages this winter. 

Consultation underway on amendments to the NDIS Act

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Exposure drafts of changes to the NDIS Act and several NDIS Rules are available for comment until 7 October 2021, with a view to having them tabled in Parliament later this year. Many of the proposed changes relate to findings from the 2019 Tune Review of the NDIS Act.

Proposed amendments to the NDIS Act would see the Participant Service Guarantee (already being reported on quarterly) legislated. This inclusion would be supported by the creation of a new Rule. Another change would be to the eligibility criteria to reinforce “that impairments resulting from psychosocial disability (or mental health condition) that are episodic, fluctuating or varying in intensity may still be regarded as permanent, and references to ‘psychiatric conditions’ will be replaced with ‘psychosocial disability’.”

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