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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

MEDIA RELEASE The O’Farrell government will withdraw completely from disability services by 2018, leaving people with a disability in NSW at risk, according to the NSW Public Service Association. Assistant Secretary Steve Turner said the State government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NSW Enabling) Bill cuts critical public disability support services. “People with some of the most complex disabilities and in need of greatest care will…

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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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Mona Vale truck crash raises serious concerns about vehicle self-accreditation scheme

Mona Vale truck crash raises serious concerns about vehicle self-accreditation scheme

MEDIA RELEASE The State government should urgently review the safety of outsourcing heavy vehicle checks following the fatal crash of a petrol tanker at Mona Vale in Sydney, according to the Public Service Association of NSW. The tanker truck involved in the incident was operated by Cootes Transport, who self-accredits its heavy vehicles. PSA Acting Senior Industrial Officer Ian Lambert said the road disaster called…

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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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O’Farrell Government cost cutting hits supervision of inmates on orders or parole

O’Farrell Government cost cutting hits supervision of inmates on orders or parole

The O’Farrell government’s cuts to prison and parole officer numbers and vital programs such as Community Offender Services is a serious compromise of the safety of staff and the wider community, according to the Public Service Association of NSW. “Accommodation services provided by the Community Offender Services Program are a safety net for a supervised re-entry of inmates on orders or parole back into the…

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