Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Royal Commission urgently needed to protect the vulnerable

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

A Royal Commission into violence against people with disability is urgently needed according to disability advocates,… Read more

Adaptive controller leads way in changing gaming forever

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

An adaptive controller created by Microsoft will enable accessible gaming for people with disability ... and that’s… Read more

New Quality and Safeguards Framework to watch over NDIS supports

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

New guidelines released by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission will ens… Read more

Australia’s first regional Disability Transport Hub approved

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

Tamworth locals will welcome a new transport hub, designed to help people with disability embark on journeys within t… Read more

Improved support for people with disability seeking employment

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

A particular funding announcement in the 2018-19 Federal Budget will help Australians with disability be better suppo… Read more

New South Wales secures ongoing NDIS funding for the future

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

New South Wales is the first of the Australian states and territories to sign on the dotted line and ensure long-term… Read more

People with sensory sensitivities invited down the rabbit hole

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s museum for film, TV, games digital culture and art located in Melbourne, is offering an incredible expe… Read more

World MS Day acknowledges vital research

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

This year’s World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day will focus on the vital research aiming to find a cure for the autoim… Read more

Awareness week shines light on one of Australia’s most stigmatised communities

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

This week marks an important date in the calendar, with a specific focus on raising awareness for the needs of people… Read more

NDIS ‘error’ outrages autism community

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

A ‘mistake’ to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) eligibility requirements has caused an uproar amon… Read more

Hop write to it ... applications for Write-ability Fellowships open!

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An award winning program supporting the skills and development of writers with disability in Victoria is fielding app… Read more

NDIS issues cause Australia’s oldest service provider to merge

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The oldest service providers for children who are deaf or hearing impaired in the country and state of South Australi… Read more

Autism-friendly school provides safe environment for students

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A school dedicated to teaching students with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has opened its doors in Queensland. Read more

People with Disability Australia recognised at Sydney Mardi Gras Awards

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have taken home two accolades at the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras A… Read more

Online resource launched to help Queenslanders understand their rights

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new online resource presented in partnership with Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA) and Legal Aid Queens… Read more

Federal Budget’s disability funding commitments warmly welcomed

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Last night’s 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement has highlighted Government initiatives and funding allocations acr… Read more

Government funds projects targeting hard-to-reach communities

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A significant funding grant by the Federal Government will help the nation become more inclusive for people with disa… Read more

University study shines light on NDIS consumer feedback

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new report by the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS), at South Australia’s Flinders University has foun… Read more

Victorian Government recognises importance of social services

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The Victorian Government has announced a new initiative that will improve the social service industry, by growing the… Read more

Legacy of Stella Young acknowledged through arts award

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An inaugural award named after the late Stella Young will recognise young Australian artists with disability. Read more