ADVICE NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Disney responds to disability advocate on creating a princess with disability

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 1 day ago by Bianca Iovino

Film conglomerate Disney has responded to criticism made by Australian disability advocate, Hannah Diviney, about... Read more

Brother Boys friendship taking the world by storm

Tags Down Syndrome Health and Wellbeing Advice Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Two Australian men have become social media stars for their fun-loving friendship, delighting TikTok viewers with their... Read more

Senate votes down disability leadership opportunity

Tags Advice Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A bid to have the only openly disabled Member of Parliament (MP) as chair of a disability-related committee was voted... Read more

Access to RATs inconsistent across Australia

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Victorian Government has extended its program of free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for people with disability to cover... Read more

COVID-19 medical protections expanded but Governments stop short of mandates

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Thousands more Australians are eligible for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine this week and the eligibility for anti-viral... Read more

Demand for disability advocates recognised but not matched by funding

Tags NDIS Finance Advice Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

The Government has confirmed the funding figure it will put towards advocacy support for people with disability over the... Read more

Resource designed to improve travel safety and comfort for children with disability

Tags NDIS Transport Advice Research Posted 8 months ago by Anna Christian

A new website is being described as a “one-stop shop” for resources to support the safe transportation of children with... Read more

New resource aims to improve the experience of people with foot amputation

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 8 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people facing amputation could be better supported through the use of a new resource developed by experts... Read more

Research backs changes in medical records to support mothers with a disability

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Anna Christian

Something as simple as a change in medical records could improve the pregnancy care thousands of women with a disability... Read more

Advocates approach mandatory vaccinations for disability care with caution

Tags NDIS Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government introduced a mandatory vaccination for aged care workers last week, however disability advocates... Read more

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

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Government Posted 1 year 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

Peak bodies demand Government response to DRC extension request

Tags Advice Government Royal Commission Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocacy groups are demanding that the Federal Government responds to requests from the Disability Royal... Read more

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

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 1 year 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

QLD Government makes last minute commitment to disability advocacy services

Tags Advice Government Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The Queensland Government released a last minute funding commitment last week, ahead of a rally planned for Wednesday... Read more

Queensland disability advocates concerned over absent funding commitments

Tags Advice Government Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

People with disability and advocacy groups in Queensland have come together for a special campaign in a bid to get the... Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 1 year ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn more... Read more

Purple spotlight to shine on global landmarks this International Day of People with Disability

Tags Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago

Iconic buildings around the world will glow purple on 3 December to celebrate and put a spotlight on the economic... Read more

Peak body launches national autism helpline

Tags Autism Advice Posted 1 year ago

Victorian autism peak body Amaze has launched a national autism helpline called Autism Connect. Read more

#MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 1 year ago

Representative organisations from Disabled People’s Organisations of Australia are campaigning for legislation to... Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 2 years ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and... Read more