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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 hears of ‘air of neglect’ at disability accommodation

Reads: Royal Commission Hearing Summary

8/06/2021

Note: This news update contains details of alleged abuse.

The mother of Daniel, a man with a severe intellectual disability, autism and epilepsy, gave evidence about his experience in accommodation run by the South Australian government. The story focussed on issues of financial control, hygiene and episodes of unexplained bruising.

Daniel’s mother recalled her concern upon noticing he wasn't wearing his own clothing and that he exhibited poor hygiene. She made a formal complaint when staff purchased bedding with Daniel's money, only seeking permission after the fact.

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