Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

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

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 1 day 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 2 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Stories to challenge, inform and inspire during autism awareness month

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago

Autism Awareness Australia’s AUStism speaker series is returning in 2021 with an incredible lineup of Australian present… Read more

DRC seeks experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability in Australia

Tags Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear about challenges, barriers and ways to better prevent and reduce violence … Read more

South Australians with disability to have a greater say over restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Government Posted 1 month ago

South Australians living with disability will be better protected and have a greater say under new laws that provide ext… Read more

Aged Care Royal Commission calls for end to young people with disability entering aged care system

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

No person under the age of 65 should be living in residential aged care from 1 January 2025, says the Royal Commission i… Read more

The CareSide is poised to make disability services more affordable

Tags NDIS Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - Even before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) faced a va… Read more

NDIA announces changes to COVID supports

Tags NDIS Posted 1 month ago

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced changes to some temporary supports and services that were … Read more

Central Coast program aims to encourage disability inclusion in local schools

Tags NDIS Education Health and Wellbeing Posted 1 month ago

Community service organisation Social Futures is challenging stereotypes about disability in New South Wales Central Coa… Read more

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago

The Federal Government's COVID-19 vaccination rollout started on 22 February, with Australia's most vulnerable and front… Read more

New tool helping Victorians with disability find allied health support

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago

A new website launched by the Victorian Government will help Victorians with disability find the allied health services … Read more

New health and wellbeing program helping NDIS participants lead a healthier lifestyle

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 1 month ago

A new multi-discipline health program is making it easier for people with disability to achieve their health and wellbei… Read more