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Over the past months the news has been filled with public figures who have lost their jobs due to posts or comments they’ve made on the internet.  Whilst some were recent posts others were in the distant past, but it still came back to haunt them.   An organisation is just like a person, over […]


I grew up in an era when my peers with disabilities were educated in a different ‘special’ school. In our regional high school with over 800 students, we had two pupils with a visible disability. Even children with dyslexia were taken out of their classes and bussed to a different site for extra lessons to […]


“A business that looks orderly says to your customer that your people know what they’re doing.”― Michael E. Gerb Systems and process, the ‘how’ you do the things you do in your organisation, may seem boring and of not much importance, but they matter more than think. Inefficient ways of conducting your work can include […]


“When you build a bridge, you insist it can carry 30,000 pounds, but you only drive 10,000 pound trucks across it” – Warren Buffett All organisations need cash to live, breathe and operate on a daily basis. Cash is very much like oxygen, not really a big deal until you don’t have any and then […]


As a Brit living and working in Australia, I’ve been reflecting on the mess that is Brexit, and, in the wake of Theresa May’s resignation as British Prime Minister, what it tells us about leadership, and the impossible job. Leadership – given its embeddedness in individual and organisational psychology – is a complex topic. There […]


New NDIS Worker Screening As of 1 July the NDIS Commission is introducing a national NDIS worker screening database. The database will keep records of any person who has applied for an NDIS Worker Screening Check. Providers will have access to a limited set of information about an employee to ensure the person is cleared […]


Community Business Bureau is proud to launch ILC Ready.  ILC Ready follows the successful NDIS Transition program we ran in 2017-18 to help organisations respond to the opportunities and challenges of the NDIS.  CBB supported them by providing targeted support and coaching as they transitioned from block funding to individual customers. The focus of ILC […]


The third quarter 2018-19 NDIS report was published this month, you can access the reports here.  Please note that this data is now 10 weeks old. SA data starts on page 207 of the report. Our key takeaways from the latest quarterly report are summarised below: Rollout Nationally, the NDIS roll-out is over half way […]


With more organisations moving their core business to consumer directed funding models such as NDIS and My Aged Care, change is in the air – for providers and their clients and beneficiaries. For the first time, clients hold the purse-strings – and with them, the chance to exercise true choice and control over the services […]


We’ve all heard of the expression – don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It’s a valid expression with merit. If you earn all your income from just one source and that goes away, then it’s highly likely that your organisation will go away too. So does that mean you should diversify your income? […]