GOVERNMENT NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Winter COVID booster program expanded but not enough, advocates say

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 days ago by Anna Christian

From Monday, 1.5 million more Australians will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine winter booster dose. Read more

Unemployment rates released but not for people with disability

Tags Employment Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

Employment rates and wages have been a popular topic in the lead up to the Federal Election, but people with disability... Read more

Election promises recapped for people with disability

Tags NDIS Autism Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Election is approaching fast and political parties have been finalising their positions for voters to... Read more

Advocates evaluate Election policies from parties and independents

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Just over a week out from the Federal Election, peak advocacy groups for people with disability are assessing policies... Read more

Support for Special Olympics to be held in Australia for the first time

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

Local and international support is growing for a bid to hold the 2027 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Perth. Read more

Affordability of rentals for people with disability hits lowest point

Tags Finance Accommodation Government Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Statistics from social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia have shown only 51 rentals in the whole of Australia... Read more

Australians across the country take action to defend the NDIS

Tags NDIS Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Today, across Australia, people with disability and their supporters are gathering to talk about issues with the... Read more

The NDIS is unsustainable? “That’s a lie”, says Bill Shorten

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Labor Party’s announcement of a plan to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and... Read more

Demand for disability advocates recognised but not matched by funding

Tags NDIS Finance Advice Industry Government Posted 1 month 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

Details of disability support needed in election commitments, says peak body

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

With the Federal Election expected to be called this week, peak disability representative organisation People With... Read more

Women with disability face barriers to reporting abuse and being believed

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has heard from girls... Read more

Budget is lean, mean and disappointing for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Government’s Budget for 2022/23 provides little to specifically support people with disability, despite the... Read more

Hopes Federal Budget will recognise importance of funding for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Budget is due to be delivered tomorrow night and many people with disability could benefit from funding if... Read more

Campaign aims to bring long wait for NDIS housing down to ten days

Tags NDIS Finance Accommodation Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people with disability are waiting far too long for approval for the housing they need, causing stress and... Read more

Advocates say change to NDIS assistive technology rules not enough

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

A change in the rules around funding for assistive technology under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is... Read more

Australians without assistive technology funding asked to stand up and be counted

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Dennis Simpson contracted Polio when he was three years old and has lived with a physical disability ever since. Read more

Royal Commission “deeply concerned” about effects of Omicron wave

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

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

Election campaigns focus on support for families with disability

Tags Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

As the Federal election approaches, advocacy groups and unions have begun to release their demands for candidates to... Read more

Hundreds of younger people with disability still living in nursing homes as deadlines approach

Tags NDIS Accommodation Research Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

A newly released report shows the Government is still short of its target to have no one younger than 45 living in... Read more

Parliament debates “unnecessary” Bill which could harm people with disability, say advocates

Tags Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Debate resumed in Parliament today over a Bill which people with disability are “deeply concerned” will allow for... Read more

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