Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Action plan moving young people with disability out of aged care

Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new national action plan unveiled last week will aim to halve the number of young people with disability entering… Read more

Consultation begins for 2020 National Disability Strategy

Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Consultation with the Australian community is now open to shape the future of Australia’s disability policy for 202… Read more

Nation’s first early intervention blueprint to maximise services

Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) has been commissioned by the Government to deliver Australia’s first … Read more

Senator Jordon Steele-John’s disability advocacy recognised in political leadership awards

Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John has been recognised for his outstanding disability advocacy in the 2018 … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: More help required for older Australians with disability accessing My Aged Care

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has today heard more support is required for older Australians… Read more

Autism organisations join forces for change ahead of election

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Eleven autism organisations have joined forces to bring positive change to the autism community, ahead of the federal… Read more

Award winning series on disability and employment returns to television screens

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) award winning documentary series, following people with disability … Read more

Fight for NSW disability advocacy funding continues

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Disability advocates and organisations are desperate to secure funding for New South Wales (NSW) disability advocacy,… Read more

Royal Commission draft Terms of Reference released

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The highly anticipated draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploi… Read more

Workshop helps people with disability stay safe from neglect and abuse

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

With the upcoming Royal Commission into the disability sector expected to uncover horrific instances of violence, neg… Read more

Victorian researchers seeking participants with intellectual disability and autism for sleep study

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Researchers at Deakin University are seeking primary school aged children with intellectual disability and autism spe… Read more

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated with 21 stories

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Australians will share 21 stories leading up to this year’s World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. Read more

LGBTIQA+ people with disability board the Fearless Express for Sydney Mardi Gras

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The streets of Sydney have been splashed with all the colours of the rainbow at this year’s Mardi Gras as people wi… Read more

Disability support organisation leads way in accessible and inclusive workplaces

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

With many buildings presenting accessibility barriers for people with disability, one company is prioritising inclusi… Read more

New process to give NDIS participants simple and quick access to Assistive Technology

Posted 1 month ago

Assistive Technology (AT) will be easy to replace under a simpler process set to benefit National Disability Insuran… Read more

Prime Minister pens letter asking for State and Territory support of Royal Commission

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has penned a letter asking for the support of every State and Territory for a Royal Com… Read more

Diversity and inclusion project launches today

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A unique Victorian project aimed to boost diversity and inclusion will be launched at the Fair Play Symposium in Melb… Read more

Mortality rates in autistic community double general population

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

An Australian first study led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and PhD scholar Jane Hwang has found the mo… Read more

Report reveals “increasingly precarious and frustrated” disability sector

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A report prepared from the National Disability Services’ (NDS) Annual Market Survey on the current state of the di… Read more

Information Linkages and Capacity Building grants to boost economic participation

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability will benefit from increased employment support, community engagement, resources and training w… Read more