Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New initiative to support people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) has created a new online resource designed to help people wit… Read more

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

Young people with disability are twice as likely to be bullied and are more negative about their future, according to… Read more

Only one in five disability workers has positive NDIS experience

Tags NDIS Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

A survey conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) of nearly 2,300 disability workers has flagged high le… Read more

NDIS supported living arrangements need urgent overhaul

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

Urgent changes need to be made to help support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to live indep… Read more

COVID-19 recovery can’t leave people with disability behind

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

As restrictions for COVID-19 are gradually lifted across Australia, people with a disability are at risk of being lef… Read more

National Volunteer Week: from volunteering to creating a national charity

Tags User Stories Autism Education Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Volunteer Week (18 May –24 May) celebrates volunteers both big and small for their contributions to the c… Read more

Disability Royal Commission turns focus to employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability wants to know why peopl… Read more

Federal Court decision allows NDIS funding of sex workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Court has ruled in favour of a woman living with multiple sclerosis who wanted to fund sex work services … Read more

The importance of record keeping and information management for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 1 month ago

OPINION - Records are an important part of making sure information is available when it is needed but it is often ove… Read more

Advocacy boost for Victorians with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

With a $2.2 million funding boost to disability advocacy services, the Victorian Government is leading the charge to … Read more

First Nations artist depicts story of Disability Royal Commission

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

Wiradjuri Elder and artist Paul Constable Calcott, also known as Uncle Paul, has created a stunning new artwork depic… Read more

Royal Commission asks for submissions about disability rights and attitudes

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is calling for submissi… Read more

COVID-19 helpline now available for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with disability are now able to access a dedicated Disability Information Helpline to access important informa… Read more

Warning of scams targeting people with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is warning people with disability about  Read more

Report shows COVID-19 increases the risk to disability workers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

A survey of more than 2,300 disability support workers by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has reveal… Read more

COVID-19 tracing app needs to be accessible for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians across the country are being encouraged to download an app to their smartphones to help trace the spread … Read more

A chronic shortage of affordable private rentals leaving people with disability behind

Tags Finance Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2020 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable private rent… Read more

Further support for NDIS participants during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their coronavirus, COVID-19, response, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced fur… Read more

International students to boost COVID-19 disability and health workforce

Tags Therapies Education Employment Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Work restrictions for international students in medical courses are being eased during the COVID-19 crisis to help bo… Read more

COVID-19 contract, lease and consumer law considerations for NDIS Providers

Tags NDIS Employment Advice Industry Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

OPINION - COVID-19 has created a number of regulatory and other legal issues that impact NDIS providers. Read more