GOVERNMENT NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Aged care staff vaccinated but disability support workers still have no mandate

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 13 hours ago by Anna Christian

All aged care workers are now required to have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and some States have even... Read more

Disability Support Pension criticised as causing distress to people with disability

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

Advocacy groups for people with disability have submitted their calls to a Senate Committee for sweeping reforms to the... Read more

Traineeships are the way of the future for the disability support workforce

Tags NDIS Therapies Education Employment Industry Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

With 83,000 more disability support workers needed over the next few years as the care and support sector becomes one of... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Equal medal bonuses for Paralympians signals a more inclusive future

Tags Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Australia’s Paralympians will be rewarded at the same rate as Olympians for the medals they have won at the Tokyo 2020... Read more

Royal Commission’s protection of people with disability welcomed as submissions grow

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

People with a disability now have their confidentiality protected by law for their entire lifetime once they submit to... Read more

All children with disability as young as 12 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine

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

This week all children aged 12 to 15 who are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have become... Read more

Disability sector delivers ultimatum to Government and their vaccination program

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

Over 60 disability organisations have provided an open letter to the Government demanding immediate action to vaccinate... Read more

Better off NDIS participants receive more funding on average

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Research Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report, released on Monday, has highlighted that richer... Read more

Recent 2021 Census the most accessible survey for deaf and blind people

Tags Accessibility Research Government Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

The recent National Census was the most accessible and inclusive survey yet, with the 2021 survey being easily used by... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 1 month 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 months 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 months 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 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

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

Advocates approach mandatory vaccinations for disability care with caution

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

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

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

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months 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 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

Disability royal commission hears allegations of abuse at NDIS accommodation provider

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

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