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Employment of people with disability hasn’t improved in years, hears Disability Royal Commission

Tags Employment Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 6 days ago by Anna Christian

Employment rates of people with disability in Australia have not seen improvement in 30 years, an expert told the Royal... Read more

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

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 2 weeks 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 advocates and law experts concerned over new NDIS Bill

Tags NDIS Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A new Bill which the Federal Government says will improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has come under... Read more

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

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

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

Reports of restraints are found to have tripled as Disability Royal Commission discusses rights

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The latest Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability public hearing has... Read more

Study finds unemployed people with disability have low wellbeing

Tags Employment Research Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Research collected by atWork Australia to help the employment services industry understand the needs of job seekers has... Read more

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

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

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

National Carers Week recognises the compassionate work of carers

Tags User Stories Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

For years Danie didn’t realise she was a carer, she just did what she could to support her daughter. Read more

Employment for people with disability: celebrating new jobs and building careers in caring

Tags Employment Noticeboard Industry Posted 2 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Disability service provider, Barkuma, announces new jobs and a program that builds careers in aged... Read more

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

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 months 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

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

Tags NDIS Therapies Education Employment Industry Government Posted 2 months 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

Accessibility is key to opportunity this Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Industry Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Businesses are being called on to recognise the value of being accessible to people with restricted mobility during... Read more

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

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months 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

Speaking up about the right to communication this Speech Pathology Week

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

This week the speech pathology community is raising awareness of the rights of every person to be able to communicate. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week sends the message every brain injury is different

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

One in 40 Australians live with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and for those whose everyday lives are affected by such... Read more

Disability sector delivers ultimatum to Government and their vaccination program

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

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

Rental crisis for disability care workers worsened by COVID-19

Tags Accommodation Research Industry Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Rental affordability for COVID-19 essential staff is in crisis with workers, including the disability support workforce,... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 6 months ago by Jesse Neill

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