Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

South Australian Government accepts safeguarding recommendations

Tags NDIS Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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

Regional content creators with disability given opportunity to showcase talent

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Federal Government have partnered as a part of a scholarship to sho… Read more

Auslan to be included on next Census as language option

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2021 National Census will, for the first time, include Auslan as a language option following unsuccessful attempt… Read more

NDIS seeks feedback on COVID-19 changes from participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the University of Melbourne have launched a new survey seeking fe… Read more

Last chance to take part in autism survey

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians with autism, their families and carers were urged to have their say about their experiences of living wit… Read more

Hearing your customer

Tags NDIS Education Accessibility Industry Posted 4 months ago

OPINION - As we progress with consumer choice in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it is increasingly i… Read more

National Disability Research Partnership to help improve disability policy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced the launch of the National Disability Research Partnership which is being led by… Read more