Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Have your say on changes to the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Anna Christian

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

Equal medal bonuses for Paralympians signals a more inclusive future

Tags Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Australia’s Paralympians will be rewarded at the same rate as Olympians for the medals they have won at the Tokyo 2020... Read more

Royal Commission’s protection of people with disability welcomed as submissions grow

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

People with a disability now have their confidentiality protected by law for their entire lifetime once they submit to... Read more

Employment transition support for school students with disability to combat unemployment issues

Tags User Stories Education Employment Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Disability service provider, Barkuma, is hoping to combat unemployment issues among school students... Read more

All children with disability as young as 12 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

This week all children aged 12 to 15 who are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have become... Read more

Speaking up about the right to communication this Speech Pathology Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

This week the speech pathology community is raising awareness of the rights of every person to be able to communicate. Read more

Top tips for an inclusive Book Week all children will love

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Book Week has arrived and schools across Australia are celebrating a love of books with the theme ‘Old worlds, new... Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week sends the message every brain injury is different

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

One in 40 Australians live with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and for those whose everyday lives are affected by such... Read more

Disability sector delivers ultimatum to Government and their vaccination program

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Over 60 disability organisations have provided an open letter to the Government demanding immediate action to vaccinate... Read more

Better off NDIS participants receive more funding on average

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Research Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report, released on Monday, has highlighted that richer... Read more

Recent 2021 Census the most accessible survey for deaf and blind people

Tags Accessibility Research Government Posted 3 months ago by Jesse Neill

The recent National Census was the most accessible and inclusive survey yet, with the 2021 survey being easily used by... Read more