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Australian Department of Health – vaccine rollout

The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccination – Disability Provider Alert with an update on how disability support workers can access the vaccine.
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Victorian NDIS Checks: update and seeking further feedback

NDIS Checks are continuing to be problematic. NDS can help to escalate urgent applications while the Victorian Government continues to work through the technical issues with the online system.

RC to look at disability services case studies

Reads: Royal Commission Update


Upcoming Disability Royal Commission hearings focusing on disability services will now be conducted as case studies. The Disability Royal Commission has updated its hearing schedule, noting each hearing will involve a case study into ‘Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services.’ The hearings, which will run through the weeks of 24 May and 7 June, had previously been listed as on ‘the NDIS and service providers.'

NDS's Royal Commission hub has information and resources which members may find useful leading up to these hearings. In particular, the information sheet 'communicating well during the Royal Commission', offers advice on how to support your staff, clients and their families through what we assume will span difficult subject matter. 

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