Australia news live updates: more than 7,000 serious incidents in disability homes; Wallabies coach Dave Rennie sacked

LIVE – Updated at 22:51 Follow live. Dave Rennie sacked as Wallabies coach – reports 22:51 Dave Rennie has reportedly been fired as

Wallabies coach. Eddie Jones is to coach the team for the 2023 World Cup and has signed a five-year deal that will take him through to the 2027 World Cup, according to a Sydney

Morning Herald report. Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says “Eddie’s deep understanding of our rugby system and knowledge of our player group and pathways

will lift the team to the next level,” in a statement to the Herald. Eddie instinctively understands the Australian way of playing Rugby – this represents an

opportunity to secure a coach of immense expertise and experience at the biggest competitions, and we did not want to miss it. Report reveals thousands of incidents

in disability homes 22:41 Here are some numbers from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission report, which finds Australians living in disability group homes have

been involved in more than 7,000 reportable incidents in the past four years. More than 1,700 of those incidents involved a serious injury to a participant, more than

1,200 involved neglect, while there were 960 cases of unlawful physical contact and 112 of unlawful sexual contact, AAP reports. The figures are startling given fewer

than 20,000 Australians live in disability group homes. NDIS minister Bill Shorten said the government was supporting changes to regulation and monitoring of supported

accommodation on ABC RN this morning. The Albanese government’s first budget included $167bn in NDIS funding across four years.