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NDIS is failing First Nations people with disability, Royal Commission hears

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is not trusted by First Nations people with disability or supporting... Read more

Education Department leaders grilled on system’s support for students with disability

Tags Autism Education Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Representatives of the South Australian and Western Australian Education Departments have admitted they need to work on... Read more

Education system segregates children with disability, Royal Commission hears

Tags Education Accessibility Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Young people with disability and parents have shared their experiences of segregation in the education system during the... Read more

People with disability paid below minimum wage and lacking employment support

Tags NDIS Employment Industry Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

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

Women with disability face barriers to reporting abuse and being believed

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has heard from girls... Read more

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

Tags Accessibility Industry Royal Commission Posted 5 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

Disability Employment Service investigated by the Royal Commission

Tags Employment Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

A case study heard by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has... Read more

Royal Commission “deeply concerned” about effects of Omicron wave

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

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has released a statement... Read more

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

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 6 months ago by Anna Christian

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

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

Tags Employment Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 8 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

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

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 9 months ago by Anna Christian

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

Majority of women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse, hears Disability Royal Commission

Tags Royal Commission Posted 10 months ago by Anna Christian

Ninety percent of Australian women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse according to figures heard... Read more

Disability Royal Commission slams vaccine rollout

Tags Royal Commission Posted 10 months ago by Anna Christian

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been labelled “seriously deficient” by the Royal Commission into Violence,... Read more

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

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 11 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

The former disability care worker of Ann Marie Smith pleads guilty to manslaughter

Tags NDIS Royal Commission Posted 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

The carer of a 54-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who died in April 2020 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. 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 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

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

People with intellectual disability at greater risk of preventable hospitalisation

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Research Royal Commission Posted 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

People with intellectual disability are more likely to unnecessarily end up in hospital for conditions that could... Read more

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

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

A South Australian family have told the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with... Read more

Disability royal commission hears allegations of abuse at NDIS accommodation provider

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 1 year ago by Jesse Neill

The experiences of people trying to access the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are set to be examined as part of a... Read more