Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New SDA rules allow greater flexibility and choice

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Changes announced this week by the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, allow fo… Read more

Royal Commission hearing to investigate impact of COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has announced a public hea… Read more

‘Disappointment’ at eventual closure of Mobility Allowance

Tags NDIS Accessibility Transport Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Advocates have expressed concern about the ceasing of the current Mobility Allowance, paid through Centrelink, and the i… Read more

New training projects to support people with autism into work

Tags NDIS Autism Accessibility Employment Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their disability employment initiative, the Federal Government has introduced two new training projects to … Read more

Survey reveals COVID-19 experience has been “expensive, isolating and lonely”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new survey released by peak disability rights organisation, People With Disability Australia (PWDA), has revealed the … Read more

First stages of post-COVID-19 NDIS as temporary measures set to end

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Some of the temporary measures put in place by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help ease the burden o… Read more

Inequality needs to be addressed for First Nations people with disability

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Black Lives Matter movement in, and outside, Australia has once more highlighted the inequality faced by First Natio… Read more

New banning powers to strengthen protection of NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is expanding the powers of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality Safeguards Com… Read more

Visibility and inclusion an essential safeguard for people with disability

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The visibility of people with disability in the community is key to ensuring they are not subjected to abuse and neglect… Read more

Learnings and improvements needed to better support people with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with intellectual disability have faced unique challenges during the outbreak of COVID-19 and need to continue to… Read more

World MS day highlights importance of connections - especially during COVID-19

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, held over the weekend on 30 May, spotlighted the importance of connections for people… Read more

Disability Royal Commission turns its eyes to the impact of restrictive practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Mental Health Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is once more seeking input… Read more

Push for inclusion and kindness for blind and vision-impaired during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 has created a push for kindness online, and a new project has been launched by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) a… Read more

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In the aftermath of Ann Marie Smith’s death, there are concerns about the vulnerability of people with disability when t… Read more

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

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 11 months 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 th… Read more

Only one in five disability workers has positive NDIS experience

Tags NDIS Employment Posted 11 months 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 level… Read more

NDIS supported living arrangements need urgent overhaul

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

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

Tags Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

National Volunteer Week: from volunteering to creating a national charity

Tags User Stories Autism Education Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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