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Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

COVID vaccines not mandatory for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

COVID-19 vaccinations are being “strongly recommended” for disability support workers, but the Federal Government has... Read more

Proposed independent assessments scrapped by Federal Government

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government has scrapped its plan to bring in independent assessments for National Disability Insurance... Read more

​Four out of five Australians with disability still without COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

While much of the focus has been on whether the Federal Government will mandate vaccinations for disability support... Read more

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment that addresses both child behaviour and parent wellbeing has received... Read more

People with intellectual disability at greater risk of preventable hospitalisation

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Research Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

People with intellectual disability are more likely to unnecessarily end up in hospital for conditions that could... Read more

Victorian Government announce vaccination ‘blitz’ for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Victorian Government will be enacting a five-day vaccination blitz that will provide disability and aged care staff... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

People with disability have warned independent assessments are making it harder to access publicly funded support as... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The experiences of people trying to access the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are set to be examined as part of a... Read more

Disability Royal Commission granted extension until September 2023

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been granted a... Read more

Federal Budget: "Not a Budget for people with disability"

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The long awaited Federal Budget was unveiled on 11 May with the Government allocating $13.2 billion to the National... Read more

Strength in numbers

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 2 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - When Michaela Cantwell had a stroke 11 years ago, she feared the curtain may have to come down on the... Read more

New guidelines to ensure all new housing accessible for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Government Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

People with disability will no longer struggle to find accessible houses in the future due to new mandatory housing... Read more

Integrated technology for NDIS support will revolutionise disability care

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current Disability Royal Commission hearings have highlighted the need for changes to the way... Read more

Mature workers with disability can improve job prospects through new pilot program

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A new pilot program based in Western Sydney will be assisting older workers with disability to find more work prospects... Read more

New app supporting Aussies living with young onset Parkinson's disease

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The launch of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April will be... Read more

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Emily Erickson

While the Adelaide Fringe will look a bit different in 2021, there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed in... Read more

Australian bra invention helping all women dress independently with dignity

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 5 months ago

Women with disability or physical limitations from illness, temporary injury or surgery can now dress more independently... Read more

Uber announces subsidised trips for people with accessibility needs in Victoria

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 6 months ago

Victorians with disability and accessibility needs now have more subsidised transport options due to a partnership... Read more

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 6 months ago

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and La Trobe University are calling for expressions of... Read more