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Traffic light permit system for travel into Victoria

DHHS has established a travel permit system for anyone travelling to Victoria, with areas designated green, orange or red, according to risk.
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Digital release of the seven top priorities for the WA State election 2021

NDS is pleased to release our digital WA Election Priorities that outline seven key priorities for the 13 March 2021 State election.

ABC Radio Perth—Response to the WA border not reopening

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Laurie Leigh said the vaccination rate of people with disability was currently sitting at around 77 per cent.

"It really gives the state of WA some critical extra time that it needs to widely protect some of the most vulnerable people in society—people with disability.

WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson has urged more Western Australians to use the opportunity to get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

"I think it's really important that the state works with federal authorities to make sure the booster system and the vaccination is rolled out properly for people with disability," said Laurie Leigh.

"In addition, this is a great chance to use that extra time to make sure rapid antigent tests are freely available both for people with disability and also for service providers and the people working and supporting people with disability." 

Leigh said you can just look over to the east and see the lessons we need to learn there around the workforce shortages that are happening in the disability sector at the moment.

"Now would be a great time to make sure that doesn't happen in WA." 

Listen to the ABC Radio interview (from 2:51:22)