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Tax And Super Changes To Let Your Employees Know About

25 May 2017

On 1 July 2017, Federal Government changes to tax and super contributions will affect some employees. If you are a payroll administrator, here are some FAQs to assist you in addressing queries.

The online world of job platforms - coming to you in disability

01 May 2017

This NDP fact sheet looks at job-matching websites. Hireup, Better Caring, Findacarer and Careseekers are some of the platforms that have arisen as a response to the NDIS and attract disability workers and service users. But applications like this have been operating in other parts of the labour market for some time.

Holding an event? Think about accessibility

01 April 2017

There are many reasons why you should think about access and how you plan to meet the requirements of people with disability. There are over 4 million people living with a disability in Australia. Disability may affect a person’s mobility, communication or learning. It can also affect their participation in events and social activities. We have a legal responsibility to prevent discrimination against people with disability.

Working in Non-Government Specialist Disability Services

01 April 2017

Working in the non-government specialist disability services sector can be an incredibly rewarding experience. In this factsheet we explore the types of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs); the benefits of working for a NGO; and legislative entitlements for FACS staff transitioning to the NGO sector in 2017/18.

Recommendations for minimising Workers Compensation Costs

01 March 2017

Any employer who employs workers needs to hold a Workers Compensation Insurance Policy (some exclusions apply in certain jurisdictions). If you employ apprentices or trainees you will also need a policy. This insurance covers employees for any loss of wages due to a work injury as well as any medical, treatment or rehabilitation costs incurred.

What are person centred approaches?

01 October 2016

Person-centred approaches originated in the disability sector, and are now used within the areas of mental health, aged care services, schools, within the healthcare sector, and criminal justice system. Person-centred practices are used in teams and organisations to ensure that the focus is on what matters to the people receiving support and their families, and pays attention to how to support staff as well.

Understanding Abuse and Neglect

01 September 2016

There is evidence that people with disability continue to be at greater risk of neglect and abuse than people without disability. The abuse of people with a disability is often more severe, maintained over a longer period, and more likely to involve multiple perpetrators, than abuse of people without disability.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Support Strategies

01 August 2016

The number of people who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) continues to rise in Australia. Autism, once considered rare, now affects 31% of NDIS participant. Read more about ASD support strategies.

10 Ways to be an effective leader

01 July 2016

Being a good leader is easier said than done. A true leader is someone who models behaviours that others find inspiring. Some people have a natural knack for leadership, but the good news is that anyone can learn the basics of how to be more effective in leadership.

Positive Behaviour Support

01 May 2016

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is more than just an approach to behaviour management – it’s also been shown to improve a person’s quality of lie by decreasing the frequency and severity of challenging behaviours. Find out how.