Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

10,000 deaths from COVID-19 but still no plan for people with disability

Tags Conditions Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 hour ago by Anna Christian

Australia is on track to record 10,000 deaths from COVID-19 tomorrow and it is still unclear how many of these deaths... Read more

Job seekers looking to new employment services for appropriate support

Tags Employment Industry Government Posted 2 days ago by Anna Christian

Workforce Australia will become the new mainstream Government employment services system from next week, replacing... Read more

NDIS pricing increase to strengthen sector and improve supports

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

From 1 July, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers will be able to charge nine percent more for services... Read more

Government steps in to fund opportunities for WA provider's employees

Tags NDIS Employment Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

People with disability working for the Activ Foundation, a Western Australian disability service provider that recently... Read more

Disability workers to benefit from Fair Work Commission decisions

Tags Employment Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided to increase minimum wages and awards by $40 a week from 1 July 2022,... Read more

Education Department leaders grilled on system’s support for students with disability

Tags Autism Education Government Royal Commission Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Representatives of the South Australian and Western Australian Education Departments have admitted they need to work on... Read more

NDIA boss resigns, prompting response from sector

Tags NDIS Industry Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Martin Hoffman, has announced his... Read more

Education system segregates children with disability, Royal Commission hears

Tags Education Accessibility Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Young people with disability and parents have shared their experiences of segregation in the education system during the... Read more

New NDIS Minister appointed as Labor forms majority Government

Tags NDIS Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Former leader of the Labor Party, Bill Shorten, has been named as Australia’s next Minister for the National Disability... Read more

Winter COVID booster program expanded but not enough, advocates say

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

From Monday, 1.5 million more Australians will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine winter booster dose. Read more

It’s your right: access to palliative care topic of awareness week

Tags Conditions Therapies Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The right of all people with a life-limiting condition to access care that will support them physically, emotionally,... Read more

Labor blitzes Election and Albanese is Australia's new Prime Minister

Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Only hours after the counting of votes started for the Federal Election, the Labor Party had enough support to oust the... Read more

Unemployment rates released but not for people with disability

Tags Employment Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Employment rates and wages have been a popular topic in the lead up to the Federal Election, but people with disability... Read more

Election promises recapped for people with disability

Tags NDIS Autism Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Election is approaching fast and political parties have been finalising their positions for voters to... Read more

Advocates evaluate Election policies from parties and independents

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Just over a week out from the Federal Election, peak advocacy groups for people with disability are assessing policies... Read more

Melbourne to be hit by braille “bomb” to showcase accessibility

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

A group of people will walk the streets of Melbourne on Wednesday placing braille labels on signs across the city to get... Read more

Support for Special Olympics to be held in Australia for the first time

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Local and international support is growing for a bid to hold the 2027 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Perth. Read more

Affordability of rentals for people with disability hits lowest point

Tags Finance Accommodation Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Statistics from social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia have shown only 51 rentals in the whole of Australia... Read more

Australians across the country take action to defend the NDIS

Tags NDIS Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Today, across Australia, people with disability and their supporters are gathering to talk about issues with the... Read more

Disability supports have changed to a model of empowering, not limiting individuals

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Posted 2 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - When it comes to disability services, David Cunningham is passionate about being an empowered... Read more

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