MCTCare Newsletter 18th October 2020

Updates This Week 



18th October 2020, Per Premier Danial Andrew, the Melbourne will be finally getting freedom from the 100 days of hard lockdown from the 11.59 pm tonight. Around 10 people had been allowed to gather outdoor from two household. Only two-hour time limits for gathering and exercising outside scrapped. The five km travel restriction has been extended to 25 km. The resident of Melbourne will be allowed to enjoy the activities such as hair done, tennis sport with friend and retail business, however dinning and drinking in pub will not be allowed till first of November. The social distancing and wearing mask are required to maintain while gathering.


New South Wales has recorded another one new locally transmitted coronavirus case in 24 hours. The transmission is reported from the closed contact linked to Childcare centre in Oran park. NSW health has issued a number of venues, locations and bus route across Sydney and the south coast as the positive case was reported of travelling Sydney’s south-west and NSW south coast areas.


Western Australia, Health minister Roger Cook reported of three new corona virus cases in 24 hours. The two infected are linked to the key integrity and Al Messilah cargo ships and third case an international worker residing in quarantine hotel. The state Government is deeply concern of  a number of positive cases were slipping through the cargo ships and demanding Common Wealth to investigate on cases.


Annual Report of NDIA 2019-2020 are now available

The NDIA has published the 2019-2020 annual reports that provides a summary of the Agency performance and operations for current year. The report provides a detail information on the NDIS participant, the involving providers, the governance and the peoples of Australia. The report includes

  • an overview of the NDIS
  • the purpose and aspiration of the NDIA
  • message from chairman and chief exclusive officer (CEO)
  • highlighting key achievements and challenges




 GPs supports for helping resident to access the NDIS

The GP can use new resources to collect the right information on the behalf of the customer that can support them to access the NDIS fund. The resident should  let their GP to know about the new resources so that it would be easier to complete the request form quickly and accurately without trouble. With the help od GP and health professional the resident can get information including

  • to understand the NDIS
  • to provide guidance through the access process
  • about referring to NDIS community partner and other professional for information and support as required
  • to provide evidence to support an access request
  • to document the resident status on eligibility as a permanent disability access
  • to get copies of report or assessment relevant to the health status that is essential to provide description on the functional impact of an existing impairment.


Announcement of Retirement of Australian Network on Disability CEO

14th October 2020, today the Board of Director of the Australian Network on Disability Limited has provided an announcement of the CEO Suzanne Colbert AM retirement from her role with the organisation at the end of December. CEO Suzanne has been an original founder and the key executive leader since 2000. She has been a tower figure and passionate advocate in the country for over one million adults with disability who are current and potential, active and respected contributors to the society and economy.  From 1st of January 2021, deputy CEO Amy Whalley will be continuing as acting CEO until a final appointment is finalized. Further, Suzanne will remain an active member and after her retirement she will assist the organisation in a part time consulting capacity until a permanent new CEO gets appointed by 2021.


October 18 – A Best National day to Celebrate

18th of October 2020 is a multiple national day of Exascale day, a National Chocolate Cupcake Day, a International Legging Day and a National No Beard Day.

A National Exascale day to celebrate the people on query with” what if, why not and what next” with the advance technology to provide an answer to question. The day also celebrates a new era of supercomputing that enable breakthrough in disciplines benefitting all the humankind.  A day to establish British Broadcasting company BBC in 1922 and an American Telephone and Telegraph company lunched first long-distance telephone 1892.

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