Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Employment of people with disability hasn’t improved in years, hears Disability Royal Commission

Tags Employment Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 days ago by Anna Christian

Employment rates of people with disability in Australia have not seen improvement in 30 years, an expert told the Royal... Read more

Resource designed to improve travel safety and comfort for children with disability

Tags NDIS Transport Advice Research Posted 4 days ago by Anna Christian

A new website is being described as a “one-stop shop” for resources to support the safe transportation of children with... Read more

New resource aims to improve the experience of people with foot amputation

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people facing amputation could be better supported through the use of a new resource developed by experts... Read more

Disability advocates and law experts concerned over new NDIS Bill

Tags NDIS Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

A new Bill which the Federal Government says will improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has come under... Read more

Disability support workers need to be vaccinated by the end of the month

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended COVID-19 vaccinations be made mandatory for... Read more

Reports of restraints are found to have tripled as Disability Royal Commission discusses rights

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The latest Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability public hearing has... Read more

Disney princess with disability almost a dream come true

Tags Conditions Education Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

For Hannah Diviney, like so many other little girls, the world of Disney was one of adventures filled with characters... Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to Disability Support Pension for people from diverse backgrounds

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Advocacy groups for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people say the rate of the Disability Support Pension... Read more

Study finds unemployed people with disability have low wellbeing

Tags Employment Research Industry Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Research collected by atWork Australia to help the employment services industry understand the needs of job seekers has... Read more

Third COVID-19 dose on the way for all adult Australians

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

The Australian Health Department’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a third dose of the... Read more

Petition seeks to end age discrimination in the disability support system

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

The Government is being called out for age discrimination written into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

Lives of people with Down syndrome celebrated to raise awareness

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Research Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

More than 13,000 Australians living with Down syndrome are being celebrated this month as Down Syndrome Australia (DSA)... Read more

Majority of women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse, hears Disability Royal Commission

Tags Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Ninety percent of Australian women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse according to figures heard... Read more

National Carers Week recognises the compassionate work of carers

Tags User Stories Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

For years Danie didn’t realise she was a carer, she just did what she could to support her daughter. Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to accessing the Disability Support Pension

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

An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and... Read more

Easing COVID-19 restrictions won’t mean freedom for people with disability

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

The term "Freedom Day" is being used by many Government leaders to signal the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but it's... Read more

Study finds early intervention with infants can help to support neurodiversity

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

A study led by Australian researchers has found evidence that early intervention with children before a diagnosis of... Read more

Disability Royal Commission slams vaccine rollout

Tags Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been labelled “seriously deficient” by the Royal Commission into Violence,... Read more

Concentric Health Services appoints new Managing Director

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago

Concentric Healthcare Services has announced the appointment of Nick Beckett as their new Managing Director. Read more

Employment for people with disability: celebrating new jobs and building careers in caring

Tags Employment Noticeboard Industry Posted 2 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Disability service provider, Barkuma, announces new jobs and a program that builds careers in aged... Read more