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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. 

DSS: Star ratings released soon but formal performance assessments to be delayed

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The Department of Social Services has released a DES update covering issues around Star Ratings, Formal Performance Assessments, COVID-19 Flexibilities and the current Assurance Program.

NDS has been advocating for a pause in the formal performance assessments. We believe that providers should have the opportunity to understand their current position and have the opportunity to implement strategies that allow them to improve their performance in sites that are below the national average.

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