Reporting changes for associations registered as charities with the ACNCSeptember 18, 2018
From 1 October 2018, there are changes to the requirements of charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). You will no longer need to lodge annual reports with Fair Trading or pay the annual lodgement fee. This applies if your association has not yet lodged your NSW annual summary for your current financial year end by 1 October 2018. You must lodge your association’s Annual Information Statement (and financial statements if required) with the ACNC for each financial year. The change only applies to annual financial reporting obligations. All incorporated associations must continue to notify Fair Trading of any changes, such as the association’s name, details, constitution or public officer. If your association is not on the ACNC charities register, your reporting obligations do not change. You must continue to lodge all annual reporting with Fair Trading and pay the lodgement fee. The change only applies if the association continues […]
SubmissionSeptember 12, 2018
NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in NSW NSW Legislative Council Inquiry Portfolio Committee No.2 – Health and Community Services announced an inquiry into the provision of disability services across New South Wales following the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. You can find details of the Inquiry here. Community Industry Group held a discussion group, which was well attended by representatives from key disability service providers across the region, and prepared a submission to the Inquiry. What we heard from our members is that, while all providers were committed to the principles of the NDIS in providing choice and control for people with disability, the transition to NDIS has not been without its problems for both providers and participants. Read our submission here.
Shellharbour Child Safe WorkshopAugust 28, 2018
Community Industry Group is proud to offer this free workshop in conjunction with the Office of the Children’s Guardian and Shellharbour City Council. The workshop will help you understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace. Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10 am to 4.30pm Shellharbour Civic Centre Auditorium 76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre Participants will learn about: • Creating a child safe culture • Codes of conduct • Situational prevention and effective risk management • Recruitment and selection tips • Obligations under the Working With Children Check • Complaints management techniques Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates and a certificate of attendance. Places are strictly limited. Click here to book your space now. Visit www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au to view other available sessions.
Wellness and ReablementAugust 21, 2018
The Nous Group were engaged by the Department of Health in early 2017 to conduct a comprehensive review of Wellness & Reablement (W&R) approaches within the home care sector, including CHSP services, Home Care Packages, Transition Care, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Programme and Short Term Restorative Care. A summary of these consultations is now available, and key findings include: There is strong support for W&R approaches, and some great examples are emerging across the country. However, W&R approaches are not yet deeply embedded or consistently applied across the home care sector. Australia is home to international W&R trailblazers, with Victoria and WA already having W&R embedded in their programs for some time now. A lack of financial incentives is a constraint for some providers. Implementation progress varies across the five home care service types. Culture change remains the key challenge, with aged clients being […]