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Independent Assessments

April 27, 2021

On 15 April 2021, Minister Linda Reynolds – Minister for the NDIS announced a pause to the roll out of Independent Assessments (IAs) until after a second pilot is finished and evaluated. She has also announced that she will consult with stakeholders across the country. There is no doubt that the postponement is good news, and a response to significant lobbying by people with disability, their families and supporters, and service providers. However, ‘consultation’ on this new initiative, which could have significant impacts on NDIS plans, has so far been somewhat questionable. Independent Assessments were first floated in November 2019 when then Minister, Stuart Robert announced the new model of assessment using standardised tools. A trial was rapidly rolled out, with very positive results announced, despite the fact that respondents had yet to see the plan developed as a result of the assessment. Further concerns were raised about the veracity […]

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Nominations close Sunday 2 May 2021

April 22, 2021

Members, we need your nominations for the ‘We Do Magic’ Community Service Awards to be a success. Nominations close Midnight Sunday 2 May 2021. Check out this short video with Frequently Asked Questions.  

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We Do Magic Community Service Awards

March 29, 2021

Community Industry Group are hosting a Gala Dinner and awards ceremony full of magic, music and lots of amazing stories! The last 18 months have been very stressful for community service providers in the Illawarra and Southern NSW who have continued to offer services in spite of drought, fire, flood and a pandemic. Community Industry Group want to highlight and celebrate the resilience and ingenuity of our members and reward outstanding contributions with the ‘We Do Magic’ Community Service Awards. We encourage members to nominate for the awards and attend the Gala Dinner Event on Friday 4 June 2021. Click here for more information, nomination forms or to buy your tickets.

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Time Management – Breakfast Series, Nowra

March 9, 2021

Book in now for our Time Management (with breakfast!) training. Wednesday, 5 May 202, 8:30am – 10:30am Nowra School of Arts, 12 Berry Street, Nowra Learn to set goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely), use systems for prioritising effectively and improve productivity for yourself and other through effective time management techniques, all while enjoying a delicious breakfast. At the end of the training you will: Improve productivity for yourself and others through effective time management techniques Competently select and use a system for prioritising goals and tasks Prepare work schedules and learn to prioritise according to importance and urgency Set goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely Click here to book your ticket.  

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March 2021 Training & Events

March 4, 2021

Community Industry Group is pleased to announce our training and events for March 2021 including: Four Legs Not for Profit Leadership Program Understand and Respond to Hoarding and Squalor Breakfast Series: Time Management Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training Click here for a printable flyer. Click here for a flyer with booking links.  

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