5/4 Homer Street Moonee Ponds 3039

Digital technology in not for profits

A new resource from Infoxchange exploring the use of digital technology by not-for-profits in Australia and NZ. Learnings from this report will assist NFPs to protect data better and support people working from home amongst other matters. Read on here

Community Engagement Platform from Bang The Table

Check out these resources to assist your organisation engage with community members here

Centrelink payments update July 2021

Changes to Centrelink payments have taken place. Check them out here

COVID-19 Vaccines: Australia on the side of wealthy countries and big pharma

This ARTICLE by Terry Slevin of Public Health Australia is a useful insight into the importance of global vaccination. It should remind us that we need to think about health globally.

Astra Zeneca and blood clots

This ITEM written by Professor John Dwyer helps explain the issues associated with vaccinations and blood clots.

Recent news on medicinal cannabis

News from NPS Medicinewise on medicinal cannabis. Note that low dose CBD products can now be purchased over the counter from pharmacists. Read about that and more here

Uber offering subsidised MPTP trips Victoria

UBER now available for MPTP

Uber is now offering subsidised MPTP trips across Victoria

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria , Fri 15th Jan 2021

Victorians with disability and accessibility needs now have more subsidised transport options, with rideshare service Uber being approved to offer subsidised trips through the Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP). The MPTP subsidy covers 50 per cent of the cost of eligible participants’ trips, up to $60. The subsidy is automatically applied to the upfront price shown to the MPTP member before they request a trip through the Uber app. 

Read full story…
Register for Uber on your MPTP

New resource

State of the Climate 2020.

This CSIRO report demonstrates that climate change is impacting on heat, rainfall and creating adverse conditions for bushfires and flooding. All of this leads to serious health risks.

How insurance companies use definition of illness

Andrew Giles from MS Australia provides an important news item on insurance companies. Check it out here