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ATSA appoints senior policy officer
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ATSA Appoints Senior Policy Officer

ATSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Pooley to the position of Senior Policy Officer reporting to EO, David Sinclair. Tony joined ATSA on May 1st and brings with him extensive experience in policy development and has

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Covid-19

Low Cost COVID-19 Assistive Technology Changes

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Hon Stuart Robert MP, has announced three changes to help NDIS participants during the COVID-19 pandemic: Increased flexibility for low-cost assistive technology (AT) New support line items for participants living

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Covid-19

New Government Plan to Support People with Disability

The Australian Government Department of Health has released a new plan that will help support people with disability throughout COVID-19. The Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus guides the Australian health sector response. This management and operational

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Covid-19

Financial Support for AT Businesses

NDIA Additional 10% Payment on Invoices There has been some confusion with the recent announcement of the NDIA additional 10% payment on invoices The NDIA will pay a 10% COVID-19 loading which will be added to price limits for certain

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Covid-19

Caring For Your Mental Health

We are in very unfamiliar times with the economic fabric of our society transforming before our eyes. Some things that we cherished and were familiar with are undergoing profound change and loss. The coronavirus COVID-19 is impacting people in varying

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Covid-19

Are AT Businesses an Essential Service?

With the fast-changing circumstances along with the mixed messages that were coming through about the possible lockdown of non-essential services, ATSA wrote early this week to all 15 Disability and Health Ministers across the country last night to ensure that

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Covid-19

Important Information for AT Providers About COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on society is growing along with constant daily changes to how we live our lives and carry out business. ATSA is actively working with the NDIA, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the TGA to ensure that as an industry we are
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Covid-19

Government Assistance Packages for AT Businesses

Information on Government assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19 from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. Here are the issued the following links to access assistance from the Government The main point of
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Covid-19

How to Communicate to Customers About COVID-19

How you communicate with your customers is so important at a time of heightened anxiety even more so. It has been brought to ATSA’s attention that some AT businesses have been posting information on their response to the COVID19 that
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Covid-19

Reminder: Managing Work Health & Safety

Time to ensure that you have reviewed your support structures for your staff and client safety and have in place suitable controls in place to deal with your workplace hazards, including COVID-19. ATSA members should already have in place good
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Covid-19

What to Know: Limited Access to PPE

The access to the National Medical Stockpile has been arranged by NDIS Quality Safeguards Commissions by providers of support for NDIS recipients. For details go to NDIS Quality Safeguards Commissions Alert dated 24th of March. The supply will only be

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