The Victoria Auditor – General’s Offices (VAGO) Kinship Care Report was released 22 June 2022. The report examines the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and three other kinship
Safe Work Australia has released the Volunteer Resource Kit to address lingering confusion about the impact of harmonised work health and safety laws on the volunteer sector.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has said that the resource will “remove any confusion by clearly showing volunteers and the organisations… how to comply with work and safety requirements.”
Shorten also stated that the new laws aim to ensure volunteers have the same level of protection as paid workers.
The kit is hoped to alleviate concerns that the new laws will “destroy the tradition of Australian volunteerism as we know it”, and ensure all workers – whether paid or unpaid – are safe at work.
The Volunteer Resource Kit is available here.
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(As published in the Ballarat Courier). RUBY Sait’s experience growing up in and out of residential, foster and kinship care meant her education was constantly disrupted, but she was determined
June 10, 2022