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Consultation open on draft NSW Restrictive Practices Bill

Public consultation is now open on the newly released draft Restrictive Practices Bill which outlines how restrictive practices will be regulated in NSW.
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22/01/2021
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WA State Election: Technology Assisted Voting

Ahead of the March 2021 State General Election, there will be two forms of Technology Assisted Voting accessible to Western Australians when casting their vote.

RC hearing considers First Nations child removal and intervention

Reads: Royal Commission Hearing Summar

24/11/2020

'Ann', a First Nations mother with schizophrenia described having to look after her alcoholic grandmother from an early age and later, losing custody of her child during episodes of psychosis. Ann spoke about the support she received from the Cultural Healing Program, including to access the NDIS. She wasn’t aware of her rights or the supports available to her before Cultural Healing made contact.

Christine May, an Aboriginal Mental Health worker within the Cultural Healing program, spoke to the importance of developing trust with clients. She said for people who have been dispossessed in the past, a lack of identity and connection can impact on their mental wellbeing. Both witnesses suggested Cultural Healing should be available to all First Nations people.

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