Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

South Australia’s first totally accessible beach

Tags Accessibility Posted 2 days ago by Liz Aldeslade

The new Changing Places facility on Henley Beach, South Australia, has made the beach accessible 24/7 and provides sa… Read more

Autism peak body’s helpline goes national

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 5 days ago by Liz Alderslade

Victorian autism advocacy group, Amaze, has received a grant from the Federal Government to run an information helpli… Read more

New report recommends ways to support and improve the disability workforce

Tags Employment Research Posted 1 week ago by Liz Alderslade

A recently released report asks the Commonwealth Government led collaboration between disability service providers, t… Read more

Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill may trump Disability Discrimination Act

Tags Mental Health Employment Advice Posted 1 week ago by Liz Alderslade

Equality advocates and disability peak bodies have raised concerns around the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill,… Read more

NDIS uptake by people with psychosocial disability lower than expected

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 2 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

A report from the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) has highlighted that the Government isn’t doing enough t… Read more

Young girls with disability more likely to experience covert bullying

Tags Conditions Research Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

A University of South Australia (UniSA) study had found covert bullying in schools is a particularly serious problem … Read more

Government budget balance result of "short-changing" and underspending on NDIS

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

The Federal Government recently announced that they have put the budget into surplus, but outlined that an estimated … Read more

Authors with disability release new inspiring short stories

Tags Education Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

A special inspirational eBook has been released by disability provider, Achieve Australia, featuring seven different … Read more

Disability advocates call for urgent review of Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Posted 4 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

A new report released has found people with disability spend $107 a week more on their basic living costs than Austra… Read more

Disability Royal Commission commences!

Tags User Stories Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabi… Read more

People with disability share their stories at Aged Care Royal Commission

Tags NDIS User Stories Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant has shared his story at the Royal Commission into Aged Care… Read more

Study seeks to understand the health of Australians receiving Government support

Tags Conditions Finance Mental Health Employment Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A newly released study will help understand the health of the more than 1.4 million Australians receiving Newstart Al… Read more

Royal Commission hearings shed light on experiences of young people with disability in aged care

Tags Education Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has commenced its most recent hearings, turning attention to t… Read more

Time to STEP up for cerebral palsy

Tags Conditions Education Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Australians will hit their local parks, trails and sidewalks this month to raise much-needed funds to support their f… Read more

Research into chronic musculoskeletal pain receives funding

Tags Conditions Research Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The University of South Australia (UniSA) has received funding to research one of the world’s most leading causes o… Read more

Fearless Australians with disability hit the big screen

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Accessibility Employment Accommodation Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Television series, Fearless Films, is returning for a second season, turning its focus to smashing stereotyp… Read more

World Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day promotes living a full life

Tags Conditions Education Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Today is World Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, providing an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the experiences of … Read more

Report shares experiences of Australians with disability

Tags Education Mental Health Employment Accommodation Research Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The first comprehensive report of its kind by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has shared the di… Read more

New podcast to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with autism

Tags Autism Education Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A unique podcast, launching tomorrow, will help people with autism understand their diagnosis, as well as raise aware… Read more

September raises awareness for Therapy Dogs

Tags Education Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

This month is Therapy Dog Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness for these special canines and … Read more