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Election promises recapped for people with disability

Tags NDIS Autism Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Government Posted 1 day 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 6 days 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 1 week 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

Disability supports have changed to a model of empowering, not limiting individuals

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Posted 3 weeks ago

SPONSORED STORY - When it comes to disability services, David Cunningham is passionate about being an empowered... Read more

Health of people with intellectual disability to be improved by National Centre

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A new National Centre of Excellence will be established to improve outcomes for people with intellectual disability... Read more

Manslaughter sentence condemned by advocates as ‘inappropriate’ for horrific crime

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The sentence of a support worker over the manslaughter of Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith has been labelled... Read more

Winter Paralympics athletes excited for the opportunity to compete

Tags Health and Wellbeing Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

The Beijing Winter Paralympics kicks off with its opening ceremony today. Read more

LifeRAT throws out helping hand for people without access to COVID-19 testing

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

A new campaign is sending free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to people with disability who have been facing issues... 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

Dating apps encouraged to become more inclusive of people with disability

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

There is growing support for a petition calling on dating platforms to be more inclusive and supportive of people with... Read more

World Cancer Day aims to support those with barriers to diagnosis and treatment

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

People with disability who face barriers to accessing health care for cancer diagnosis and treatment are part of the... Read more

Advocates demand Government leaders act to keep people with disability safe

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

The decision by National Cabinet to allow disability support workers to skip quarantine and work when they have been... Read more

Calls for Disability Royal Commission to hold emergency hearing into Omicron wave

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

The Board of peak advocacy organisation People with Disability Australia (PWDA) says the “failure” of Australian... Read more

People with disability at risk not just from Omicron but also gaps in support

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

People with disability are going without basic assistance for days, sleeping in their wheelchairs and going to hospital... Read more

Children eligible for COVID-19 vaccine but families face difficulty securing appointments

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

The vaccination of children aged five to 11 to protect them against COVID-19 began yesterday with mixed stories from... Read more

Domestic violence resources developed for women with disability

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

An international campaign, running from 25 November to 10 December, has been boosted by the release of Australian... Read more

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

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 6 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

Disability support workers need to be vaccinated by the end of the month

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 6 months ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended COVID-19 vaccinations be made mandatory for... Read more

Third COVID-19 dose on the way for all adult Australians

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 6 months ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Health Department’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a third dose of the... Read more

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