November 10, 2017

Gatekeeping and restrictive practices minimise enrolments and participation of students with disability

A paper delivered at the Inclusive Education Summit by academics at the University of Melbourne, Macquarie University and Curtin University, has highlighted the practice of ‘gatekeeping’ […]
November 10, 2017

New aged care workforce taskforce to focus on safety and quality

The Australian Government has announced an expert taskforce to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy, focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians.  The Taskforce […]
November 8, 2017

Out-of-home care admissions increasing for infants and Indigenous children

The likelihood of being admitted to out-of-home care (such as foster care or relative/kinship care) is greater for infants and Indigenous children, according to a new […]
November 8, 2017

Draft Marine Estate Management Strategy

The Marine Estate Management Authority is seeking submissions on the draft Marine Estate Management Strategy 2018-2028.  The draft Strategy proposes a coordinated, evidence-based approach to managing […]
November 8, 2017

Boost for bush mental health services

From 1 November, people living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get improved access to psychological services, under a new telehealth initiative. Under the […]
November 8, 2017

NSW Carer of the Year Announced

Alan Gravolin has been announced as the 2017 NSW Carer of the Year.  Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams presented the award at a special ceremony […]
November 8, 2017

More in-language resources now online to help migrant workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released six new videos to assist new arrivals and visa holders understand their workplace rights.  Each video has been produced in […]
November 8, 2017

2017 Viva Energy Role Model Grants Open

Viva Energy Australia has opened applications for its Role Model Grants program to the communities of Geelong (VIC), Newport (VIC), Greenwich (NSW), Clyde (NSW), and Pinkenba (QLD). […]
November 8, 2017

Submissions on the Review of the Mental Health Commission NSW

The NSW Ministry of Health invites you to contribute to a Review of the Mental Health Commission of NSW by providing feedback through an online consultation […]