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The Social Innovation Council has released an NGO Benchmarking Model to help not-for-profit organisations to test their performance and help drive innovation in the sector. Organisations can complete an online self-assessment to check their performance against the Model.

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The Audit Office of New South Wales has released an audit report titled Planning and evaluating palliative care services in NSW. The report found that NSW Health’s approach to planning and evaluating palliative care is not effectively coordinated. There is no overall policy framework for palliative and end-of-life care,

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Deakin University has developed a partnership model of care that aims to build stronger and more beneficial relationships between older people and those who care for them. The aim of the partnership model is to ensure that healthcare services are more responsive to the needs and preferences of older people within a variety of care settings.

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Silver Rainbow have released a factsheet for aged care providers on developing an LGBTI-inclusive practice policy. The sheet includes a worksheet to help providers assess areas where further work is needed, with a list of key issues and questions that your policy will need to cover in order to ensure that your service meets the needs of older people

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This factsheet provides information on what is expected of providers who indicate on My Aged Care that they can provide specific or customised aged care services for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and/or intersex (LGBTI) clients. 

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The palliAGED website has added a new topic to its Evidence Centre and Practice Centre. The new topic provides information on the models of care for the end-of-life period. palliAGED is a free online resource that makes it easy to find and use palliative care evidence and practice resources in aged care.

Zero Tolerance is an initiative led by NDS in partnership with the disability sector. It assists disability service providers to understand, implement and improve practices which safeguard the rights of people they support. The initiative includes a collection of resources to educate and train staff to understand their responsibilities in preventing and responding to abuse.

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The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new youth engagement platform, Young & eSafe, to help young people counter online hate and encourage positive values. It features advice and resources developed by young people for young people, including real stories, short films and advice designed to help young people create positive change online.

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Australians with a disability who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their carers will now be able to access information resources to help them live well after their diagnosis. BCNA has developed two new fact sheets, Keep breast cancer away and Life after breast cancer, which are available in Easy English written form, audio, and HTML for screen readers.

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The Department of Social Services’ Free Translating Service (FTS) has launched a new website and online application system. Applications can now be made on mobile devices or computers. In addition, all Medicare card holders are now eligible for the Free Interpreting Service (FIS) in medical settings.