INDUSTRY NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Rental crisis for disability care workers worsened by COVID-19

Tags Accommodation Research Industry Posted 22 hours 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 2 weeks 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 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

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

Disability Royal Commission granted extension until September 2023

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

Purple spotlight to shine on global landmarks this International Day of People with Disability

Tags Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 8 months ago

Iconic buildings around the world will glow purple on 3 December to celebrate and put a spotlight on the economic... Read more

MS Australia announces the appointment of new CEO

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 8 months ago

The Board of MS Australia has announced Mr Rohan Greenland as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Read more

New educational video highlights role of occupational therapists ahead of National OT Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Industry Posted 9 months ago

A new educational video highlighting the work of occupational therapists has been released by National Disability... Read more

New funding and support strategy for younger people living in aged care

Tags Accommodation Industry Posted 9 months ago

The Federal Government has announced $10.6 million to fund a new strategy for reducing the number of younger people with... Read more

In a time of strict regulation, OnePassport® Immunise simplifies record keeping

Tags Employment Industry Posted 11 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, but none more so than those who are vulnerable to... Read more

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship,... Read more

Disability sector grant recipients announced

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

National social enterprise Community Business Bureau (CBB) has announced the first round of recipients to receive up to... Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and... Read more

JobTrainer may have potential to boost disability workforce

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced a new skills investment program called JobTrainer as part of its coronavirus... Read more

Hearing your customer

Tags NDIS Education Accessibility Industry Posted 1 year ago

OPINION - As we progress with consumer choice in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it is increasingly... Read more

First stages of post-COVID-19 NDIS as temporary measures set to end

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Some of the temporary measures put in place by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help ease the burden... Read more

The importance of record keeping and information management for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago

OPINION - Records are an important part of making sure information is available when it is needed but it is often... Read more

COVID-19 contract, lease and consumer law considerations for NDIS Providers

Tags NDIS Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

OPINION - COVID-19 has created a number of regulatory and other legal issues that impact NDIS providers. Read more

COVID-19 employment considerations for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 year ago

OPINION PIECE - The COVID-19 pandemic has placed immense strain on the economy and raises complex legal problems for... Read more