GOVERNMENT NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Disability Royal Commission hears of shocking threats to disability care resident in SA

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 2 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

A South Australian family have told the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with... Read more

Victorian Government announce vaccination ‘blitz’ for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 weeks 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

Disability royal commission hears allegations of abuse at NDIS accommodation provider

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

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

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

Vaccine rollout to disability sector an "abject failure" and "discrimination"

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held a special hearing on... Read more

Disability Royal Commission granted extension until September 2023

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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

2021 Budget critically important for Australians living with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago

Ahead of the 2021-22 Federal Budget, which will be released later today, Tuesday 11th May, People with Disability... Read more

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

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Government Posted 1 month 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

DRC to investigate COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people with disability

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Following a tumultuous national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and... Read more

Disability sector is unified against "robo-planning", inquiry is told

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocates and organisations have labelled the proposed independent assessments as 'robo-planning' and have... Read more

Peak bodies demand Government response to DRC extension request

Tags Advice Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

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

Disability residents put on backburner during vaccine rollout to focus on aged care

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The COVID-19 vaccination of aged care residents has been prioritised over disability facility residents, a Senate Select... Read more

Choice and control undermined by inability to challenge NDIS assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 2 months ago

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has highlighted concerns around the mandatory National Disability Insurance Scheme... Read more

Draft NDIS proposal leaks with drastic changes

Tags NDIS Conditions Government Posted 2 months ago

A draft proposal of legislation changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was leaked to the media on... Read more

Women with disability twice as likely to experience sexual assault, says DRC

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

As Australia deals with the ongoing sexual assault cases against women in Parliament and the pervasive culture around... Read more

QLD Government makes last minute commitment to disability advocacy services

Tags Advice Government Posted 3 months 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 3 months 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

Increase to Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment

Tags Finance Government Posted 3 months ago

More than five million Australians will receive an increase to their social security payments, including Disability... Read more

Disability advocacy groups speak out against NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Government Posted 3 months ago

More than 20 of Australia’s largest disability advocate and support organisations have released a joint statement... Read more