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Consultation on the NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025

20 July 2021

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS has been conducting an inquiry into the NDIS workforce. As part of the inquiry, a National Workforce Plan has been released which sets out the Australian Government’s vision to build a responsive and capable workforce to support NDIS participants.

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Australian mandatory safety and information standards – Button batteries and consumer goods containing button batteries

20 July 2021

From 22 June 2022, manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers of button batteries or consumer goods that contain button batteries supplied to Australia must comply with the applicable Australian mandatory safety and information standards.

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Malawi's first home-grown audiologists

7 July 2021

Eleven years ago Australian audiologists Peter and Rebecca Bartlett moved to Malawi with their three daughters, as missionary volunteers with the audiology aid agency EARS Incorporated.

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Recognition of NDIS worker screening clearances in the aged care sector

23 June 2021

Registered NDIS providers can now accept NDIS worker screening clearance for workers in high assessed roles that support NDIS participants.

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Primary Health Reform Steering Group draft recommendations on the Government’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan – Request for member feedback

23 June 2021

In 2019, the Australian Government established the Primary Health Reform Steering Group to provide independent expert advice to guide the development of the Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan for primary health care reform and implementation of the voluntary patient registration measure for all Australians.

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