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16/06/2021
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Vic COVID-19 update: Restrictions easing from Friday

The Victorian Government has announced restrictions will ease in Melbourne and regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday, 17 June.
News update
16/06/2021
News update

NDIS National Workforce Plan for reducing critical shortage

The NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021 – 25 has been released. It outlines 16 initiatives aimed at growing a skilled and capable workforce.

RC examines NDIS Commission’s response to Robertson Report

Reads: Royal Commission Hearing Summary

10/06/2021

Most of the day's evidence was given by NDIS Commissioner Graeme Head.

The Royal Commission wanted to understand how the NDIS Commission identifies vulnerability in participants, and where any gaps may exist. The Robertson Report, commissioned by the NDIS Commission in response to Anne Mare Smith's death, was considered in some detail.

Questions were asked about the 'vulnerable participant framework' developed in the wake of the Robertson Report. These focused on participants living alone, being supported by a sole provider and low plan utilisation. Mr Head agreed that vulnerability is not necessarily attached to a person, but can be created by their environment.

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