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RC hears accusations of child sexual abuse

The present hearing is focusing on First Nations children in out-of-home-care via a number of case studies.
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Vic COVID-19 Update: Three new regional LGAs under lockdown restrictions

The City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, and Mitchell Shire are required to implement the same restrictions as Melbourne and the City of Ballarat from Monday, 20 September. 

Responses to RC paper raise service quality concerns and proposals for change

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The Royal Commission has released an Overview of responses to the Safeguards and quality Issues paper, addressing topics such as prevention, service culture, governance, reporting and oversight. Themes are drawn from 48 responses from providers, peak bodies, government agencies and people with disability and their representative organisations.

Several responses argue a greater emphasis on prevention is needed, and that relying on complaints to trigger action is inadequate. There is a recognition of the need for both ‘natural’ and formal safeguards. Some responses said the NDIS Commission emphasises compliance rather than practice; some suggested incentives for registration and re-registration.

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