Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Disney responds to disability advocate on creating a princess with disability

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 1 day ago by Bianca Iovino

Film conglomerate Disney has responded to criticism made by Australian disability advocate, Hannah Diviney, about... Read more

Stranded hospitalised NDIS participants to reside in former aged care facility

Tags NDIS Mental Health Accommodation Posted 5 days ago by Bianca Iovino

The State Government has opened a new facility at a former aged care facility in South Australia for National Disability... Read more

Australian para-athletes conclude successful run at Commonwealth Games

Tags Health and Wellbeing Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is coming to an end today, with Australian para-athletes competing in a range... Read more

Long COVID response on the cards as more Australians contract the illness

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

Health Minister Mark Butler has confirmed the Federal Government will look at a response to Long COVID, as more and more... Read more

Brother Boys friendship taking the world by storm

Tags Down Syndrome Health and Wellbeing Advice Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Two Australian men have become social media stars for their fun-loving friendship, delighting TikTok viewers with their... Read more

Senate votes down disability leadership opportunity

Tags Advice Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A bid to have the only openly disabled Member of Parliament (MP) as chair of a disability-related committee was voted... Read more

Access to RATs inconsistent across Australia

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Victorian Government has extended its program of free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for people with disability to cover... Read more

First-of-its-kind guideline to improve supports for autistic children and families

Tags Autism Research Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Autism CRC, an independent national research organisation focusing on best practice in relation to autism, has released... Read more

NDIA chair resigns, prompting calls for new chair to be person with disability

Tags NDIS Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Denis Napthine AO, has resigned after holding the position for... Read more

NDIS is failing First Nations people with disability, Royal Commission hears

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

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is not trusted by First Nations people with disability or supporting... Read more

New heritage character homes to increase housing options for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY: People with disability who require specialised home and living arrangements may now be eligible for... Read more

COVID-19 medical protections expanded but Governments stop short of mandates

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

Thousands more Australians are eligible for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine this week and the eligibility for anti-viral... Read more

New roadmap to solve social and affordable housing crisis

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

Anglicare Australia, social advocacy organisation, has released a long-term plan it hopes Governments will use to fix... Read more

Data shows half of Australians with disability not satisfied with life

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

An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) dataset released today shows 49 percent of people with disability... Read more

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

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

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