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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. 

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Three new modules are now available for free on the University of New South Wales’ Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry e-Learning site. The e-learning modules have been specifically tailored to disability professionals and their unique role in providing support.

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Many workers use email to communicate information to and about survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and abuse. However, email is not a secure form of communication. In addition to the fact that email is not secure, it’s easy for emails to be forwarded, accidentally sent to the wrong person, or be downloaded onto many devices.

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The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched two guides to help apprentices and their employers to understand their rights and obligations. The guides – one for apprentices and one for employers – set out essential information about workplace rights and responsibilities including apprentice pay, rules around hiring apprentices and tips for resolving workplace issues.

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GEN is a new website from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that acts as a comprehensive one-stop shop for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use.

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Homelessness NSW, Yfoundations and DV NSW have recently developed three new guidelines to support the delivery of services to people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. The guidelines cover 3 different areas of practice, but all share common principles, such as trauma informed care, services being culturally informed

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The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA) has launched the Positive CALD Ageing Network (PCAN) Newsletter. PCAN is a bi-monthly newsletter dedicated to building the capacity of the aged-care sector to provide appropriate care and support to older Australians from CALD backgrounds.

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ACWA’s Transition to Independence Forum (TIF) has developed a series of resources to support the sector and raise awareness of services available for people transitioning from care services in NSW, both what is available and the gaps that still need addressing.