Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Federal Budget: "Not a Budget for people with disability"

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Government Posted 1 day ago by Liz Alderslade

The long awaited Federal Budget was unveiled on 11 May with the Government allocating $13.2 billion to the National Disa… Read more

Strength in numbers

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 4 days ago

SPONSORED STORY - When Michaela Cantwell had a stroke 11 years ago, she feared the curtain may have to come down on the … Read more

2021 Budget critically important for Australians living with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 4 days ago

Ahead of the 2021-22 Federal Budget, which will be released later today, Tuesday 11th May, People with Disability Austr… Read more

New guidelines to ensure all new housing accessible for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Government Posted 1 week ago by Liz Alderslade

People with disability will no longer struggle to find accessible houses in the future due to new mandatory housing acce… Read more

DRC to investigate COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people with disability

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 1 week ago by Liz Alderslade

Following a tumultuous national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and … Read more

Disability sector is unified against "robo-planning", inquiry is told

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocates and organisations have labelled the proposed independent assessments as 'robo-planning' and have re… Read more

Integrated technology for NDIS support will revolutionise disability care

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Royal Commission Posted 2 weeks ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current Disability Royal Commission hearings have highlighted the need for changes to the way supp… Read more

Peak bodies demand Government response to DRC extension request

Tags Advice Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocacy groups are demanding that the Federal Government responds to requests from the Disability Royal Comm… Read more

Disability residents put on backburner during vaccine rollout to focus on aged care

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

The COVID-19 vaccination of aged care residents has been prioritised over disability facility residents, a Senate Select… Read more

Mature workers with disability can improve job prospects through new pilot program

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

A new pilot program based in Western Sydney will be assisting older workers with disability to find more work prospects … Read more

New app supporting Aussies living with young onset Parkinson's disease

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The launch of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April will be benefitin… Read more

Choice and control undermined by inability to challenge NDIS assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 1 month ago

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has highlighted concerns around the mandatory National Disability Insurance Scheme… Read more

New project to improve mental health services for ASD Queenslanders

Tags Autism Mental Health Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Queensland project aimed to improve mental health services for people on the autism spectrum has been launched by … Read more

Draft NDIS proposal leaks with drastic changes

Tags NDIS Conditions Government Posted 1 month ago

A draft proposal of legislation changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was leaked to the media on F… Read more

Women with disability twice as likely to experience sexual assault, says DRC

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

As Australia deals with the ongoing sexual assault cases against women in Parliament and the pervasive culture around se… Read more

QLD Government makes last minute commitment to disability advocacy services

Tags Advice Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The Queensland Government released a last minute funding commitment last week, ahead of a rally planned for Wednesday 24… Read more

Queensland disability advocates concerned over absent funding commitments

Tags Advice Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

People with disability and advocacy groups in Queensland have come together for a special campaign in a bid to get the S… Read more

Disability representatives urge Government to pass DRC privacy legislation

Tags Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Emily Erickson

People with disability and representative organisations are calling on the Australian Government to pass legislation to … Read more

Increase to Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment

Tags Finance Government Posted 2 months ago

More than five million Australians will receive an increase to their social security payments, including Disability Supp… Read more

Disability advocacy groups speak out against NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 2 months ago

More than 20 of Australia‚Äôs largest disability advocate and support organisations have released a joint statement reques… Read more