Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Election promises recapped for people with disability

Tags NDIS Autism Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Government Posted 1 day ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Election is approaching fast and political parties have been finalising their positions for voters to... Read more

Advocates evaluate Election policies from parties and independents

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 6 days ago by Anna Christian

Just over a week out from the Federal Election, peak advocacy groups for people with disability are assessing policies... Read more

Melbourne to be hit by braille “bomb” to showcase accessibility

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

A group of people will walk the streets of Melbourne on Wednesday placing braille labels on signs across the city to get... Read more

Support for Special Olympics to be held in Australia for the first time

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

Local and international support is growing for a bid to hold the 2027 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Perth. Read more

Affordability of rentals for people with disability hits lowest point

Tags Finance Accommodation Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Statistics from social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia have shown only 51 rentals in the whole of Australia... Read more

Australians across the country take action to defend the NDIS

Tags NDIS Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Today, across Australia, people with disability and their supporters are gathering to talk about issues with the... Read more

Disability supports have changed to a model of empowering, not limiting individuals

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Posted 3 weeks ago

SPONSORED STORY - When it comes to disability services, David Cunningham is passionate about being an empowered... Read more

Health of people with intellectual disability to be improved by National Centre

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A new National Centre of Excellence will be established to improve outcomes for people with intellectual disability... Read more

The NDIS is unsustainable? “That’s a lie”, says Bill Shorten

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Labor Party’s announcement of a plan to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and... Read more

Music helps hard of hearing and Deaf children to develop their skills

Tags Therapies Education Research Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

New research has found that music lessons can be beneficial for hard of hearing and Deaf children to help develop their... Read more

People with disability paid below minimum wage and lacking employment support

Tags NDIS Employment Industry Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People With Disability heard this week that... Read more

Exploring custom-built accessible housing to support NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - A new approach to building housing which meets the individual needs of people with disability is being... Read more

Demand for disability advocates recognised but not matched by funding

Tags NDIS Finance Advice Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Government has confirmed the funding figure it will put towards advocacy support for people with disability over the... Read more

Details of disability support needed in election commitments, says peak body

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

With the Federal Election expected to be called this week, peak disability representative organisation People With... Read more

Women with disability face barriers to reporting abuse and being believed

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has heard from girls... Read more

Budget is lean, mean and disappointing for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Government’s Budget for 2022/23 provides little to specifically support people with disability, despite the... Read more

Hopes Federal Budget will recognise importance of funding for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Budget is due to be delivered tomorrow night and many people with disability could benefit from funding if... Read more

Manslaughter sentence condemned by advocates as ‘inappropriate’ for horrific crime

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

The sentence of a support worker over the manslaughter of Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith has been labelled... Read more

World Down Syndrome Day focuses on the meaning of inclusion

Tags Down Syndrome Employment Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

On World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March, people with Down syndrome and their supporters are advocating for inclusion across... Read more

Campaign aims to bring long wait for NDIS housing down to ten days

Tags NDIS Finance Accommodation Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people with disability are waiting far too long for approval for the housing they need, causing stress and... Read more

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