News and Updates
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 came into effect on 01 July 2021.
You can find the Bill here:
On 22 May, WAITI conducted an interactive professional development workshop for members to
- gain a general understanding of the Bill
- identify potential issues they may face when working in voluntary assisted dying (VAD) situations, and
- facilitate discussions with colleagues and the specialist presenter
The WA LSP2020 supersedes the policy version of 2014.
Importantly the WA LSP2020 clarifies the position of translators and interpreters holding permanent pre-2007 NAATI accreditation who did not choose to transition into NAATI’s certification scheme. Their accreditation credential is valid.
The Policy can be accessed here:
WAITI participated in developing, and ultimately adopted the AUSIT Code of Ethics to demonstrate unity of the profession in the understanding of the role of interpreters and translators.
You can find the Code here: AUSIT Code of Ethics