Rooming Houses – Legislation update

From Wednesday 3 April 2019, rooming house operators can apply to the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria to stop the public from seeing their property’s address on the Rooming houses public register. The Director will only restrict public access to the address when there are exceptional circumstances. This may include suppressing the address of a […]

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State Government Media Release – ‘Compensating Residents Forced Out By Park Closures’

The Andrews Labor Government is making life easier for caravan and residential park residents, who now may be eligible to receive compensation in the event of a park closure, under new reforms coming into effect today. There has been a spate of park closures in the past few years, often leaving the state’s most vulnerable […]

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Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM- Online Learning Modules

While Family Safety Victoria and the Department of Education and Training are working towards the roll out of in-depth training, workers are able to access an introduction to child information sharing schemes and MARAM online. Who should undertake training? Information sharers and expert advisors (Sharers) Information sharers and expert advisors are personnel in prescribed organisations […]

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Make Sure Your Clients Don’t Risk an Electoral Fine

The Victorian Electoral Commission has released the following notice for SHS workers: Victorians who did not vote in the 2018 State election last November may receive an Apparent Failure to Vote Notice next week asking for an explanation. Homelessness, incarceration or serious mental illness are sufficient reasons for not voting. If any of your clients […]

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