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Update on what FDCWA has been busy with during COVID-19

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Update on what FDCWA has been busy with during COVID-19

May 12 2020
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We thought we would take this opportunity to provide an update on what FDCWA has been busy with during this pandemic. We have been in regular contact with the following bodies / offices raising the below mentioned current issues:

  • Zero additional support for Local Government Services
  • Slow/no reply on Exceptional Circumstances applications
  • Increasing BRP to 70%

Ministers & Other Organisations

  • Simone McGurk Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
  • Mia Davies Leader of Nationals WA
  • Nicolas Pierre Goiran Shadow Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
  • Amanda Rishworth Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Vicky Kelley ECRU 
  • Rachelle Tucker ACA WA
  • Andrew Patterson, Michael Farrell FDCA

Media

  • 10 News
  • West Australian Newspaper
  • ABC SouthWest
  • 6PR
  • Kalgoorlie Miner
  • Fremantle Herald

Consultation

  • DESE Stakeholder Consultation on Transition back to CCS 8/5/20
    • DESE participants; Ros Baxter, Laura Angus
    • Stakeholder participants; FDCA, WANSLEA WA, FDCWA, FDCNSW, FDCQld, Services from Tas, Vic, Qld
    • Summary
      • Flexibility in ACCS, gap fees, absences, ACCS, financial hardship, activity test, regulations, fee cap, exceptional circumstances eligibility
      • Significant notice and transition period
      • Jobkeeper to remain in place through transition
      • Continuing stakeholder consultation
      • Modelling of transition process at macro and micro level

We continue to remain actively involved throughout this process and will update you with information as regularly as possible. Should you require further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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