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$85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians living with a disability are set to benefit from new funding to increase community participation, after t… Read more

Resource for women and girls with disability launches in Australia

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have launched a world first website called Our Place to support women and gi… Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’  Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is investing $6.5 million into a Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP) to support Australian… Read more

Auslan interpreters help to connect people with the community

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 4 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Allyson Smith has been Deaf since infancy and recently moved from her lifelong home of Brisbane to … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission continued its Sydney hearings last week into how people with an intellectual disabili… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission has been told Australia's healthcare system lacks data and is not prepared for th… Read more

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability started its first round… Read more

PWDA's call to break down employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) have announced a new $100 million proposal to tear down barriers for those wi… Read more

Autism public education campaign urges Australians to Change their Reactions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

An Australian first autism education campaign - Change Your Reactions – was launched today by Victoria’s… Read more

New NDIS data demonstrates a drop in wait times

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data released this week as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Quarterly Report shows that … Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has developed a new online tool to make it easier for sporting groups in the commun… Read more

Boost to flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Transport Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

This week, Minister for the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, announced greater flexibi… Read more

People with severe mental illness face difficulties accessing NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Those with severe mental illness are facing additional problems accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

Carly Findlay receives Order of Australia honours

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Author and disability advocate Carly Findlay has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as a part of the 20… Read more

The 2019 Disability Royal Commission progress report and what's happening in 2020

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has this week relea… Read more

Audio description services set to go live in July for ABC and SBS

Tags Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have been given $2 million of Fe… Read more

Next step being taken for the National Disability Strategy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The current National Disability Strategy, which aims to create an inclusive and informed approach to all Government p… Read more

Access to Disability Royal Commission improved with new website

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service has launched a new website to allow those with disabilities greater acc… Read more

Celebrating the contributions of Australians with disability

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 7 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), raising awareness, understanding and acceptance, and ac… Read more