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

Tags NDIS Royal Commission Posted 3 days 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 3 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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

Vaccine rollout to disability sector an "abject failure" and "discrimination"

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held a special hearing on... 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

DRC to investigate COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people with disability

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Following a tumultuous national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and... Read more

Integrated technology for NDIS support will revolutionise disability care

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current Disability Royal Commission hearings have highlighted the need for changes to the way... Read more

Peak bodies demand Government response to DRC extension request

Tags Advice Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Disability advocacy groups are demanding that the Federal Government responds to requests from the Disability Royal... Read more

Women with disability twice as likely to experience sexual assault, says DRC

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Liz Alderslade

As Australia deals with the ongoing sexual assault cases against women in Parliament and the pervasive culture around... Read more

Disability representatives urge Government to pass DRC privacy legislation

Tags Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Emily Erickson

People with disability and representative organisations are calling on the Australian Government to pass legislation to... Read more

DRC seeks experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability in Australia

Tags Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear about challenges, barriers and ways to better prevent and reduce violence... Read more

Aged Care Royal Commission calls for end to young people with disability entering aged care system

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago

No person under the age of 65 should be living in residential aged care from 1 January 2025, says the Royal Commission... Read more

Disability RC to examine how people with disability fare in the criminal justice system

Tags Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago

Indefinite detention and the overrepresentation of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system will... Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 7 months ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry... Read more

Joint paper calls for end to segregation of people with disability in Australia

Tags Accessibility Royal Commission Posted 7 months ago

Disability rights and advocacy organisations are calling upon the Disability Royal Commission to fully investigate the... Read more

RC to examine pathways and barriers to employment for people with disability

Tags Employment Royal Commission Posted 8 months ago

Pathways and barriers to open employment for people with disability is the subject of the ninth public hearing of the... Read more

RC report finds “serious failures” to people with disability during early stages of COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 8 months ago

The Australian Government was responsible for “serious failures” to people with disability during the early stages of... Read more