Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Petition seeks to end age discrimination in the disability support system

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 4 days ago by Anna Christian

The Government is being called out for age discrimination written into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

Lives of people with Down syndrome celebrated to raise awareness

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Research Posted 6 days ago by Anna Christian

More than 13,000 Australians living with Down syndrome are being celebrated this month as Down Syndrome Australia (DSA)... Read more

Majority of women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse, hears Disability Royal Commission

Tags Royal Commission Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

Ninety percent of Australian women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse according to figures heard... Read more

National Carers Week recognises the compassionate work of carers

Tags User Stories Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

For years Danie didn’t realise she was a carer, she just did what she could to support her daughter. Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to accessing the Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and... Read more

Easing COVID-19 restrictions won’t mean freedom for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The term "Freedom Day" is being used by many Government leaders to signal the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but it's... Read more

Study finds early intervention with infants can help to support neurodiversity

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Research Early Intervention Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A study led by Australian researchers has found evidence that early intervention with children before a diagnosis of... Read more

Disability Royal Commission slams vaccine rollout

Tags Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been labelled “seriously deficient” by the Royal Commission into Violence,... Read more

Concentric Health Services appoints new Managing Director

Tags Noticeboard Posted 3 weeks ago

Concentric Healthcare Services has announced the appointment of Nick Beckett as their new Managing Director. Read more

Employment for people with disability: celebrating new jobs and building careers in caring

Tags Employment Noticeboard Industry Posted 3 weeks ago

SPONSORED STORY - Disability service provider, Barkuma, announces new jobs and a program that builds careers in aged... Read more

Have your say on changes to the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

There are two weeks left to submit your thoughts on proposed changes to the law governing the National Disability... Read more

Deaf communities celebrated for National Week of Deaf People

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

September 20-26 is the National Week of Deaf People and across Australia celebrations will involve sharing awareness of... Read more

Mable makes big deal

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago

An organisation which provides a platform to connect care and support workers with people in need of care has signed a... Read more

Aged care staff vaccinated but disability support workers still have no mandate

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

All aged care workers are now required to have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and some States have even... Read more

First Chief Commercial Officer appointed by Hireup

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago

Online disability support worker hire and management platform Hireup has appointed its first Chief Commercial Officer to... Read more

Disability Support Pension criticised as causing distress to people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Advocacy groups for people with disability have submitted their calls to a Senate Committee for sweeping reforms to the... Read more

Are you really ok? Is the question to ask today

Tags Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

With thousands of people with disability around Australia in lockdown, quarantine or self-isolating to stay safe during... Read more

Traineeships are the way of the future for the disability support workforce

Tags NDIS Therapies Education Employment Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

With 83,000 more disability support workers needed over the next few years as the care and support sector becomes one of... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Accessibility is key to opportunity this Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

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

Businesses are being called on to recognise the value of being accessible to people with restricted mobility during... Read more