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RC hears accusations of child sexual abuse

The present hearing is focusing on First Nations children in out-of-home-care via a number of case studies.
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Vic COVID-19 Update: Three new regional LGAs under lockdown restrictions

The City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, and Mitchell Shire are required to implement the same restrictions as Melbourne and the City of Ballarat from Monday, 20 September. 

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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