Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new package of reforms to the NDIS has been announced by the Government in response to the recommendations made in … Read more

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

SPONSORED STORY: People living with disability want independence and support when they need it, but have previously t… Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Across Australia, there are 1.2 million people living with some form of communication disability, which statistics sa… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Disability sector not supported during COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running … Read more

Victoria asking for disability response, similar to aged care

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

During a Sunday address, 16 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews outlined a request from the State to receive Fed… Read more

New trauma guide to support people with disability

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is backing the development of a new guide to better support people with disability who have ex… Read more

South Australian Government accepts safeguarding recommendations

Tags NDIS Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Safeguarding Task Force, established in the wake of the tragic death of Ann Marie Smith, has released … Read more

NDIA Board member resigns position

Tags NDIS Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) board member Mr John Walsh AM has resigned from his role, effective 31 Au… Read more

In a time of strict regulation, OnePassport® Immunise simplifies record keeping

Tags Employment Industry Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, but none more so than those who are vulnerable… Read more

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship, unce… Read more

Disability sector grant recipients announced

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

National social enterprise Community Business Bureau (CBB) has announced the first round of recipients to receive up … Read more

New Mental Health And Disability Services Commissioner

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

Treasure Jennings has been appointed as the new Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and the Disability Se… Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 2 months ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and de… Read more

JobTrainer may have potential to boost disability workforce

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced a new skills investment program called JobTrainer as part of its coronavirus mea… Read more

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability prepares to  Read more

Students with disability in Victoria able to attend school as State moves into lockdown again

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Areas of Victoria are once more under Stage 3, ‘Stay at Home’, coronavirus restrictions and many students with di… Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In what has been an Australian-first study, Queensland's Griffith University researchers have explored what children … Read more

Disability Advisory Committee plays an essential role in addressing barriers

Tags Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A Disability Advisory Committee remains one of the many important ways that people with disability can have their voi… Read more

Data needed to measure extent of violence against people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data is an important element for measuring the scale of abuse and violence faced by people with disability in Austral… Read more

$20 million expansion to build on Community Connector program

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Community Connector Program (NCCP) has received $20 million to help connect people from culturally and l… Read more