Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Services Australia needs to be improved, says disability advocates and unions

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 1 day ago by Anna Christian

A shared statement has been released by social services unions, not for profit organisations and disability advocates... Read more

Religious Discrimination Bill could allow more discrimination against people with disability

Tags Accessibility Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

The Religious Discrimination Bill has come under fire from advocacy groups and professional associations across... Read more

People with disability at risk not just from Omicron but also gaps in support

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

People with disability are going without basic assistance for days, sleeping in their wheelchairs and going to hospital... Read more

Children eligible for COVID-19 vaccine but families face difficulty securing appointments

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

The vaccination of children aged five to 11 to protect them against COVID-19 began yesterday with mixed stories from... Read more

2021: Our Year in Review

Tags Noticeboard Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

There were some huge news events this year, making 2021 probably one of the busiest for people with disability and their... Read more

Hireup awarded for approach to connecting people with disability

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 4 weeks ago

The 2021 Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia Awards recognised Hireup as a leader in the categories of... Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us at Talking Disability!

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago

The staff at Talking Disability wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read more

Accessible housing design to only be used across half of Australia

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people will be denied choice in where they live as half of Australia’s States choose to opt out of a... Read more

New autism specific resource aims to reduce suicide rates

Tags Autism Mental Health Research Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne have launched a world first website targeting the rates of suicide... Read more

Domestic violence resources developed for women with disability

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

An international campaign, running from 25 November to 10 December, has been boosted by the release of Australian... Read more

Activists, advocates and authors recognised as national disability strategy released

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The National Awards for Disability Leadership have acknowledged the work of seven passionate people with disability in... Read more

Australian of the Year calls for people with disability to show their inner leadership

Tags User Stories Education Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

With International Day of People With Disability being held tomorrow, Queensland Australian of the Year, Dinesh Palipana... Read more

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

Tags Employment Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Anna Christian

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