Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New employment hope for vision impaired Australians

Posted 1 year ago

Vision Australia have teamed up with The Salvation Army to help young people in the blind and low vision community fi… Read more

Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner appointed

Posted 1 year ago

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission’s top job has been filled after t… Read more

Victorian autism community welcomes funding for key plans

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago

Victorians on the autism spectrum have been reassured that a comprehensive Autism State Plan will be established with… Read more

Disability advocacy services get $5.3m investment but uncertainty still looms

Posted 1 year ago

The Australian Government will invest about $5.3 million for disability representative organisations to continue thei… Read more

Adelaide’s $100m disability-friendly accommodation on the way

Posted 1 year ago

Adelaide residents and tourists with a disability are set to benefit from a new accommodation complex that will be fi… Read more

Melbourne beaches introduce ‘floating wheelchairs’

Posted 1 year ago

Two beaches in Melbourne have become more inclusive with the introduction of new disability-friendly equipment. Read more

Small businesses falling behind with inclusion shift

Posted 1 year ago

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have struggled to embrace people with a disability according to recent research f… Read more

Western Australia joins nationally run NDIS

Posted 1 year ago

Western Australia (WA) has joined the nationally delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) after reaching… Read more

Community consultation to help shape future of supported employment

Posted 1 year ago

Consultation from people with a disability, their families and carers and those in the disability and employment sect… Read more

Indigenous scholarship poised to support leadership in the disability sector

Posted 1 year ago

A new university scholarship program has been launched to encourage Indigenous leadership in the disability sector. Read more

Sensitive Santa ready to spread Christmas joy

Posted 1 year ago

Meeting Santa Claus during the festive period has been made a little easier for families with sensory sensitive child… Read more

Compass Group setting the standard for diversity

Posted 1 year ago

Giving people with a disability the chance to develop their skills and contribute to a cause has seen Compass Group A… Read more

Conversation exclusion gateway to emotional insecurity

Posted 1 year ago

A lack of community understanding has been found as a main barrier in tackling issues that people with communication … Read more

New guidelines aim to improve management of child stroke cases

Posted 1 year ago

New practice guidelines to recognise and treat some of the diseases children suffer has been regarded a vital step fo… Read more

Greater calls for inquiry into violence and abuse

Posted 1 year ago

The possibility of a Royal Commission into the violence and abuse of people with disability has gained momentum after… Read more

Disability service providers set for super merger

Posted 1 year ago

Three leading disability service providers in Australia have announced they will join together to increase their impa… Read more

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Posted 1 year ago

SPONSORED STORY – Capturing and managing care related documents is incredibly important for people with disabiliti… Read more

Organisations under pressure while NDIS rollout continues

Posted 1 year ago

Service providers are beginning to raise concerns over meeting demands of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

Disability discrimination linked with health problems

Posted 1 year ago

New research published by the University of Melbourne has found that people who experience disability-based discrimin… Read more

Australian Greens senator fights for disability rights

Posted 1 year ago

New Australian Greens senator Jordon Steele-John has laid down a marker for creating change after putting forward his… Read more