INDUSTRY NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

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

People with disability paid below minimum wage and lacking employment support

Tags NDIS Employment Industry Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People With Disability heard this week that... 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

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

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 1 month 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

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

World Down Syndrome Day focuses on the meaning of inclusion

Tags Down Syndrome Employment Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

On World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March, people with Down syndrome and their supporters are advocating for inclusion across... Read more

Disability service providers should have a workplace mental health policy

Tags Mental Health Employment Industry Posted 2 months ago

OPINION - Five years ago when my consultancy was asked to write a workplace mental health policy for a client, it was an... Read more

People with disability call for changes to traditional leadership on International Women’s Day

Tags Accessibility Industry Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is calling on all Australians to change the way they think about leadership... 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

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

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

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

Hireup awarded for approach to connecting people with disability

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 4 months ago

The 2021 Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia Awards recognised Hireup as a leader in the categories of... Read more

Accessible housing design to only be used across half of Australia

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people will be denied choice in where they live as half of Australia’s States choose to opt out of a... Read more

Activists, advocates and authors recognised as national disability strategy released

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

The National Awards for Disability Leadership have acknowledged the work of seven passionate people with disability in... Read more

Australian of the Year calls for people with disability to show their inner leadership

Tags User Stories Education Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

With International Day of People With Disability being held tomorrow, Queensland Australian of the Year, Dinesh Palipana... Read more

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

Tags Employment Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 5 months 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

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