Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Additional Government funding targets remote communities

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

The Australian Government has announced another significant funding grant to help those living with disability receiv… Read more

Tough penalties enforced by new disability safety commission

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

The head of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission has threatened to come … Read more

New Government initiative offers scholarships for young carers

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

A program facilitated by Carers Australia is providing scholarships for young carers to continue or return to study, … Read more

Research shows employers want more guidance in hiring people with disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

New research released by the Australian Government has provided a snapshot into disability employment across the heal… Read more

Report shows LGBTI people with disability experience higher rates of discrimination

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new report released by La Trobe University has revealed the discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, t… Read more

Australia’s first sensory safe, indoor play gym opens

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s first open to the public, indoor play gym for children with sensory disorders has officially opened its… Read more

NDIS Quarterly Report reveals increased growth and satisfaction

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The latest Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report has … Read more

Australia’s first blind soccer pitch kicks goals at sport and recreation awards

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s first blind soccer pitch has been recognised at the 2018 Disability and Sport Recreation Awards. Read more

Funding advances stem cell research to tackle blindness in children

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An investment by the Turnbull Government will see stem cell research tackle blindness in children. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week aims to protect children

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

This year’s Brain Injury Awareness Week, running from 20-26 August is taking the opportunity to help put a stop to … Read more

The Summer Foundation seeks research partners to solve disability and aged care issue

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Summer Foundation has put a call out for partners to join its newly launched $1 million Competitive Research Gran… Read more

New research links accelerated head growth and autism

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Research by La Trobe University has revealed a link between accelerated head growth in children and autism. Read more

New policy to improve support for Victorian carers

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new strategy launched last week will provide greater support for Victorian carers over the next four years. Read more

Mixed opinions on My Health implications

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The recent buzz around My Health Record as a one-stop-shop for the medical histories of all Australians has been met … Read more

Hens help people with disability crack the job market

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An agri-business brought to life by disability provider, House with No Steps (HWNS), is growing job opportunities for… Read more

Landmark report tells stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A landmark report has been released to tell the lived experiences and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande… Read more

South Australian Film Corp to lead improved on-screen representation of disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An initiative by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) will see people with disability better represented on-s… Read more

NDIS workforce increases to meet demand

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce has increased by 10.5 percent to support Australians with d… Read more

Report released to prevent violence against people with disability

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new report released by the Australian Human Rights Commission addresses the prevalence of violence against people w… Read more

Environmental debate the ‘final straw’ for people with disability

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

Recent debate by environmental activists into the ban of single-use plastic straws has fuelled outrage amongst the di… Read more