Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Rental crisis for disability care workers worsened by COVID-19

Tags Accommodation Research Industry Posted 1 day ago by Liz Alderslade

Rental affordability for COVID-19 essential staff is in crisis with workers, including the disability support workforce,... Read more

The former disability care worker of Ann Marie-Smith pleads guilty to manslaughter

Tags NDIS Royal Commission Posted 4 days ago by Jesse Neill

The carer of a 54-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who died in April 2020 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Read more

People with disability in NSW group home diagnosed with COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 1 week ago by Jesse Neill

With COVID-19 cases in New South Wales continuing to increase, there are growing concerns for vulnerable residents in a... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

COVID vaccines not mandatory for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

COVID-19 vaccinations are being “strongly recommended” for disability support workers, but the Federal Government has... Read more

Proposed independent assessments scrapped by Federal Government

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government has scrapped its plan to bring in independent assessments for National Disability Insurance... Read more

​Four out of five Australians with disability still without COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 4 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

While much of the focus has been on whether the Federal Government will mandate vaccinations for disability support... Read more

Advocates approach mandatory vaccinations for disability care with caution

Tags NDIS Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government introduced a mandatory vaccination for aged care workers last week, however disability advocates... Read more

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment that addresses both child behaviour and parent wellbeing has received... Read more

People with intellectual disability at greater risk of preventable hospitalisation

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Research Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

People with intellectual disability are more likely to unnecessarily end up in hospital for conditions that could... Read more

Disability Royal Commission hears of shocking threats to disability care resident in SA

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

A South Australian family have told the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with... Read more

Victorian Government announce vaccination ‘blitz’ for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Victorian Government will be enacting a five-day vaccination blitz that will provide disability and aged care staff... Read more

Disability royal commission hears allegations of abuse at NDIS accommodation provider

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

People with disability have warned independent assessments are making it harder to access publicly funded support as... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The experiences of people trying to access the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are set to be examined as part of a... Read more

Vaccine rollout to disability sector an "abject failure" and "discrimination"

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held a special hearing on... Read more

Disability Royal Commission granted extension until September 2023

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been granted a... Read more

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

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

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

Strength in numbers

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 2 months 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 2 months ago

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