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State-wide NDIS rollout  dates announced

State-wide NDIS rollout dates announced

State-wide NDIS rollout dates announced October 2015 (PDF version) On 16 September 2015, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed the bilateral agreement for the NDIS in NSW. As a result, the following dates have been confirmed for the remainder of the NDIS rollouts across the state: 1 July 2016 The remaining populations of Hunter New England and Nepean-Blue Mountains Central Coast…

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Carers vote to strike action over crisis in disability sector

Carers vote to strike action over crisis in disability sector

PSA MEDIA RELEASE And so it begins. At a meeting in Newcastle yesterday, PSA members in ADHC voted to strike for 4 hours on 4 November, 2015. Read the PSA's media release HERE

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Home Care bulletin - Update to members

Home Care bulletin - Update to members

Home Care Bulletin - update to members - 2 October 2015 (PDF version) As PSA members already know, on 28 August, the NSW Government announced Australian Unity will take over the NSW Home Care Service from 2016. The Government confirmed Home Care employees would be unilaterally transferred via Ministerial Order to the private employer. This removes the requirement for employee consent. The Government also confirmed…

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Bulletin to Education sites in the Western Sydney area

Bulletin to Education sites in the Western Sydney area

Bulletin to members at Education sites in the Western Sydney area - 1 October 2015 (PDF version) My name is Marisa Bosco and I am your PSA Schools Organiser/representative for your area. In the first week of school holidays, I visited numerous Department of Education worksites in Western Sydney including Nirimba office at Quakers Hill. Unfortunately I do not always get the opportunity to meet…

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PSA bulletin Casuarina Grove work bans

PSA bulletin Casuarina Grove work bans

Casuarina Grove work bans October 2015 (PDF version) At a PSA/ADHC general meeting held at Casuarina Grove (Supported Living Centre) with PSA members on 7 September 2015 a motion was put forward calling for work bans at the centre. The motion reads as follows: “That the members at Casuarina Grove stop any work on any accreditation processes that will assist in facilitating the privatisation of…

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