Community Corrections Special Edition Bulletin - January 2014

Community Corrections Special Edition Bulletin - January 2014

Ballot Survey This special edition of this Bulletin contains a link to a survey for members to vote on duties and progression criteria from CCO Grade 5/6 to SCCO Grade 7. Click here to read the bulletin and complete the survey Community Corrections Duties & Progression Criteria  

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FACS Localisation Industrial Bulletin - December 2013

FACS Localisation Industrial Bulletin - December 2013

Post-Localisation Consultative Arrangements still in dispute FACS and the PSA are yet to agree on new consultative arrangements following the September launch of the new 15 district ‘localisation’ structure. The PSA was back in the NSW IRC on Friday, 6 December in an effort to finalise new consultative arrangements that reflect the Department’s new operating environment. Under FACS’s proposal the Department would abolish state-wide divisional…

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Family and Community Services NDIS Bulletin 4

Family and Community Services NDIS Bulletin 4

The Director General has recently written to advise that formal consultation on the NDIS has commenced. This is some 11 months after the NSW Government signed a formal agreement with the Commonwealth to privatise Disability Services in NSW by 2018, and only after legislation was tabled in the NSW Parliament to facilitate this change. It is misleading to suggest that FACS and the NSW Government…

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NSW Govt uses NDIS roll out as trojan horse for privatisation of disability services

NSW Govt uses NDIS roll out as trojan horse for privatisation of disability services

Family and Community Services NDIS Bulletin 3 (PDF) GOVERNMENT BILL TO RAM THROUGH PRIVATISATION OF SERVICES. The NSW government has this week introduced into Parliament the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NSW Enabling) Bill that cuts critical public disability support services. No attempt was made to consult with unions prior to its introduction. The Bill, if passed, may allow for the compulsory forced transfer of ADHC…

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Halfway house closures a danger to community: The Daily Telegraph

Halfway house closures a danger to community: The Daily Telegraph

Alicia Wood Political Reporter PUBLIC safety will be put at risk by cuts to parole halfway houses, the prison officers union claims. In November, the state government will close seven of eight parole residences that house 104 people before they are released into the community. Parolees in these houses are monitored as they reintegrate into the community, and get help finding jobs. The Public Service…

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