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Information for Reporting Maintenance for properties in Aboriginal communities in WA

The Department of Communities has released a fact sheet to assist reporting essential maintenance for properties in remote Aboriginal communities.

Fair Work Commission approves temporary classification structure for trial of new wages structure in SES Award

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has confirmed a temporary classification structure to be included in the SES Award

Greater flexibility in use of funding for transport

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The NDIS has announced changes allowing participants to use funds more flexibly for transport. 

The new arrangements can be applied from 1 March if a participant receives funding under one of the following support categories:

Nine new support items have been added to the Support Catalogue to enable claiming. The increased flexibility is limited to transport costs associated with an activity within one of the above support categories. As has previously been allowed, a worker’s time spent accompanying or transporting one or more participant/s is claimable under the appropriate support item. This new flexibility allows a provider to claim any additional transport costs from NDIS funding, with the participant’s permission. The new support items are not price-controlled but the NDIA has listed what they believe is reasonable. The Price Guide states:

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