The Royal Commission has announced its first public sitting, to be held in Brisbane on Monday 16 September from 10:00am. All Commissioners will be in attendance. While there will be no evidence given at this sitting, the Commissioners will outline the work of the Royal Commission, including scope, key themes and how people with disability will be supported to engage. Registration is via the Royal Commission website.The sitting follows the first community forum to be held in Townsville on 9 September. NDS will be present at both events and will update members following.
The NDS Essential Briefings have now concluded. At the Essential Briefings we asked providers to vote on the topic most front-of-mind in the context of the Royal Commission. The most common response was Document Management. Given this, we are pleased to announce that McGrathNicol has been added to NDS's panel of experts for their information management services. An information sheet [PDF | Word] on database management and the Royal Commission has been produced by McGrathNicol and includes key steps organisations can take in this area. Please note: a range of information management techniques is available; NDS will be adding additional providers to our information management panel to showcase these in the coming weeks.A reminder that a free series of webinars on Reliable Record Keeping is available on NDS's Royal Commission hub. Half-day Defensible Documentation workshops are being scheduled in a number of capital cities for September and October, with details to follow on NDS's Royal Commission hub, under Workshops.