The Lives We Lead || Meet Claire

In the south west of Western Australia, Busselton dogs and their owners love Claire Robinson’s business and the feeling is mutual. Claire makes and sells healthy dog treats for all kinds of pooches. At the Busselton Foreshore Markets, Claire has a big queue of four legged customers who often get a free sample and a […]

Superannuation Guarantee Percentage Increase

For people and families who are employing their own workers, please note that as of 1 July 2021, the superannuation guarantee percentage has changed from 9.5% to 10%. Please see the link below for more information. https://www.ato.gov.au/rates/key-superannuation-rates-and-thresholds/?anchor=Superguaranteepercentage#Superguaranteepercentage

Single Touch Payroll (STP)

This is information that will be of interest to people who are self-managing or share-managing and hiring their own workers. Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a way of reporting tax and super information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Generally, if Employers are using a payroll or accounting software, that offers STP reporting, their employees’ […]

NEW WAiS Webpage | Register of Behaviour Support Practitioners

WAiS, in partnership with the WA Department of Communities, has established a register of independent Behaviour Support Practitioners for Implementing Providers to be able to source a Practitioner to sit on Quality Assurance panels. For more details and to download the request form, click the button below.

Mythbusters Series Out Now

Across the world, there are many people living with a disability in their own homes including people whose support needs may be complex. There are a number of assumptions or myths associated with people living in their own home. We challenge these assumptions so people will be more aware of what is actually possible. In […]

Building Better Homes Campaign

WAiS (and the disability community) knows there is a critical shortage of accessible housing for many people across our community, and in particular for people with disability. This year, the Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) is going to be considering the inclusion of minimum accessibility standards for housing in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC). […]

NEW NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Resources

You may have heard that WAiS, through a grant funded by WA Department of Communities, Disability Services, have been supporting service providers in regional and remote Western Australia to transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. WAiS have also been developing a range of resources to go along with this support. These new resources […]

New NDIS worker screening takes effect from February 2021

Minister Dawson announced yesterday afternoon that the NDIS Worker Screening Bill has passed through parliament. This new screening process will come into force 1 February 2021. The new screening process will make sure that individuals looking to work with people with disability through disability providers or directly engaged do not pose a risk. It will […]

Co-residents and Rent Setting Policy

WAiS, together with organisations such as People with Disabilities WA, have been working with the WA Department of Communities, Housing, over a number of years, seeking a workable and positive Rent Setting Policy for Co-residents who are supporting people with disability living in a social housing rental property. In March, a media release by Ministers […]