Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Coronavirus may impact services delivered to people with disability

Tags Conditions Advice Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The potential impact of coronavirus on those with a disability has led peak body People With Disability Australia (PWDA)… Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is investing $6.5 million into a Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP) to support Australians w… Read more

Auslan interpreters help to connect people with the community

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 1 year ago

SPONSORED STORY - Allyson Smith has been Deaf since infancy and recently moved from her lifelong home of Brisbane to Bur… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission continued its Sydney hearings last week into how people with an intellectual disability … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission has been told Australia's healthcare system lacks data and is not prepared for those wit… Read more

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability started its first round of… Read more

PWDA's call to break down employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) have announced a new $100 million proposal to tear down barriers for those with … Read more

Autism public education campaign urges Australians to Change their Reactions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

An Australian first autism education campaign - Change Your Reactions – was launched today by Victoria’s peak autism bod… Read more

New NDIS data demonstrates a drop in wait times

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data released this week as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Quarterly Report shows that wait … Read more

Royal Commission hearings begin in Sydney this week

Tags Conditions Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will begin its next hearin… Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has developed a new online tool to make it easier for sporting groups in the community t… Read more

Boost to flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Transport Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

This week, Minister for the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, announced greater flexibilit… Read more

People with severe mental illness face difficulties accessing NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Those with severe mental illness are facing additional problems accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS… Read more

Funding announced for new pre-term stem cell research

Tags Therapies Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Researchers have received €9 million (AUD $14.7 million) in funding to look into preterm births and stem cell research t… Read more

Carly Findlay receives Order of Australia honours

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Author and disability advocate Carly Findlay has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as a part of the 2020 … Read more

Businesses awarded grants to help build the NDIS provider market

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

446 businesses across Australia will share in approximately $9 million of funding from the Government to help their tran… Read more

What disability providers need to know about the Royal Commission

Tags Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability continues in 2020 with mor… Read more

Australia’s disaster planning needs to include those with disability

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians across the country have faced a harrowing start to this year's bushfire season, with houses lost, lives lost… Read more

The 2019 Disability Royal Commission progress report and what's happening in 2020

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has this week released… Read more

Tune review highlights NDIS has a long way to go as wait times cause deaths

Tags NDIS Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

An independent review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was released today highlighting frustrations … Read more