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Department of Health Webinar Updates for Aged Services

February 20, 2018

The latest Department of Health Webinar Updates for Aged Services were released on 14 February 2018. See our summary below: My Aged Care Operational Update – Release 10, December 2017, improvements: Changes to reduce clients having their packages withdrawn. Capacity to transfer clients between same service outlets, without MAC contact centre involvement. Incoming referrals process improved for service providers. Release 11 will be active 26 February 2018. Improvements in service providers listing availability of current services, service types and inability to provide services. My Assessor App: ACAT can now refer and register clients via the app, which follows the same template as the MAC Assessor Portal. Important that assessors search for a client record prior to creating a potential duplicate record. Only ACAT can use the app at this point, however RAS usage is in the pipeline. Improved management of client status for assessors and service providers, such as when a […]

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Event Invitation – Understanding the Royal Commission

February 14, 2018
Friday 9th March 2018 Community Industry Group in partnership with Big Fat Smile invite you to book in for a unique opportunity to explore how providers in the region can work together to develop and implement best practice in the protection of children and vulnerable individuals. We are excited to welcome Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, formerly a Commissioner on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for five years, Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, and Steve Kinmond, Deputy Ombudsman & Community and Disability Services Commissioner to the Illawarra. This important event is perfect for all human services providers - education providers, children’s services, social workers, emergency services, community workers or anyone working with children and vulnerable individuals or communities. Book tickets here: 
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Celebrating 25 years of service

February 13, 2018
Celebrating 25 years – and a new name! We were very proud to host a morning tea on Monday 12 February 2018 to celebrate 25 years of service to local community services, and to launch its new name and brand. The celebration was held at Wollongong Town Hall and was well attended by our member organisations, local MP's, the mayors of Wollongong and Shellharbour as well as many of our board members. Gareth Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary to The Premier Illawarra and South Coast congratulated CEO Nicky Sloan and the Community Industry Group on their outstanding service to the community and was on hand to cut the cake with board member Danna Nelse.  CEO Nicky Sloan said, ‘The Illawarra Forum was incorporated in 1993 to be a central body that could speak out and challenge a range of issues on behalf of the community services sector in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our [...]
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Name change

February 1, 2018

The Illawarra Forum is now proud to be known as the Community Industry Group. The name change was voted in by our members, at the recent Annual General Meeting, to better reflect the work we do and the greater geographic area we reach with our programs. We are currently in the process of updating our marketing materials and documents and will replace these on our website as they become available.      

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Position Vacant

January 30, 2018

Policy & Project Officer – Aboriginal Initiatives Community Industry Group is seeking an experienced and passionate person to support the growth and development of community services organisations in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region; leading to more culturally appropriate service delivery and improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more details please click here. Applications close 5pm, Sunday 11 February 2018.    

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