Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Disability Royal Commission hears of shocking threats to disability care resident in SA

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 5 days ago by Jesse Neill

A South Australian family have told the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with... Read more

Victorian Government announce vaccination ‘blitz’ for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 week ago by Jesse Neill

The Victorian Government will be enacting a five-day vaccination blitz that will provide disability and aged care staff... Read more

Disability royal commission hears allegations of abuse at NDIS accommodation provider

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 week ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

People with disability have warned independent assessments are making it harder to access publicly funded support as... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The experiences of people trying to access the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are set to be examined as part of a... Read more

Vaccine rollout to disability sector an "abject failure" and "discrimination"

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held a special hearing on... Read more

Disability Royal Commission granted extension until September 2023

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been granted a... Read more

Federal Budget: "Not a Budget for people with disability"

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

The long awaited Federal Budget was unveiled on 11 May with the Government allocating $13.2 billion to the National... Read more

Strength in numbers

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - When Michaela Cantwell had a stroke 11 years ago, she feared the curtain may have to come down on the... Read more

2021 Budget critically important for Australians living with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago

Ahead of the 2021-22 Federal Budget, which will be released later today, Tuesday 11th May, People with Disability... Read more

New guidelines to ensure all new housing accessible for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

People with disability will no longer struggle to find accessible houses in the future due to new mandatory housing... Read more

DRC to investigate COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people with disability

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Following a tumultuous national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and... Read more

Disability sector is unified against "robo-planning", inquiry is told

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocates and organisations have labelled the proposed independent assessments as 'robo-planning' and have... Read more

Integrated technology for NDIS support will revolutionise disability care

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current Disability Royal Commission hearings have highlighted the need for changes to the way... Read more

Peak bodies demand Government response to DRC extension request

Tags Advice Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocacy groups are demanding that the Federal Government responds to requests from the Disability Royal... Read more

Disability residents put on backburner during vaccine rollout to focus on aged care

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The COVID-19 vaccination of aged care residents has been prioritised over disability facility residents, a Senate Select... Read more

Mature workers with disability can improve job prospects through new pilot program

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

A new pilot program based in Western Sydney will be assisting older workers with disability to find more work prospects... Read more

New app supporting Aussies living with young onset Parkinson's disease

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The launch of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April will be... Read more

Choice and control undermined by inability to challenge NDIS assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 2 months ago

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has highlighted concerns around the mandatory National Disability Insurance Scheme... Read more

New project to improve mental health services for ASD Queenslanders

Tags Autism Mental Health Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Queensland project aimed to improve mental health services for people on the autism spectrum has been launched by... Read more