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More than 600 attend International Day of People with Disability Lunch

On Friday 1 December, more than 600 people attended the annual NDS WA Lunch in Celebration of International Day of People with Disability.

Federal Government abolishes star ratings for the DES program

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The Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth MP has announced the permanent abolition of the DES Star Ratings and a review of DES Performance Indicator (KPI) 2. The decision to abolish the star ratings has immediate effect.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will develop a new performance framework that includes measures for the three KPIs under the DES Grant agreement (Efficiency, Effectiveness and Quality). The new framework is intended to ensure a holistic measure of provider performance. DSS will issue regular updates to providers on the development of the new Performance Framework.

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