News and Updates

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019  came into effect on 01 July 2021.

You can find the Bill here:

https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/parliament/bills.nsf/BillProgressPopup?openForm&ParentUNID=502E87F2E1B94E27482584A3003A757C

 

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
Western Australian Language Services Policy 2020 (WALSP 2020)

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:

https://www.omi.wa.gov.au/resources-and-statistics/publications/publication/language-services-policy-2020

AUSIT Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

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

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)

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