Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

PM appoints new Ministers overseeing disability sector

Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed his new cabinet with some changes set to affect the disability sector. Read more

Grants help NDIS provide better supports in regional Victoria

Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Organisations providing disability support services in regional Victoria could soon benefit from grants helping incre… Read more

Online toolkit and policy to boost digital accessibility

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The South Australian Government is supporting online platforms in becoming more accessible with the launch of its new… Read more

Peak bodies turn to ensuring re-elected Government fulfils NDIS promise

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Peak disability bodies are urging the re-elected Liberal Government to turn its attention to fulfilling its National … Read more

Children’s book series expands to celebrate neurodiversity

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A new children’s book celebrating neurodiversity is the centre of a crowdfunding campaign to get it on the shelves … Read more

Mental health in people with Down syndrome a focus of new resource

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Following the launch of a resource helping people with Down syndrome make their own decisions last month, peak body … Read more

National Volunteer Week celebrates 30 years

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

This week is National Volunteer Week, acknowledging the ‘world of difference’ Australia’s 6 million volunteers … Read more

Getty Images Disability Collection celebrates its one year anniversary

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

As a step forward in creating an inclusive society, stock image company Getty Images are celebrating the first birthd… Read more

Eye gaze technology recognised at Disability Support Awards

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The team behind the technology helping support students with disability to learn, communicate and partake in recreati… Read more

Family ties supporting brothers to thrive

Posted 1 month ago

SPONSORED STORY - For people with disability the support of loved ones as well as a network of experts is vital.  Read more

Brisbane Airport supports travellers with hidden disabilities

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Many Australian airports offer assistance to people with disability, but Brisbane Airport’s new program will suppor… Read more

Sensory rooms at AFL stadiums kicking family fun goals

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Sensory rooms at Australian Football League (AFL) stadiums could be standard if the St Kilda Football Club rooms at D… Read more

Mothers share appreciation for support group in light of Mother’s Day

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

Mothers provide endless love and support throughout our lives and some Victorian mothers of children with disability … Read more

NDIS Quarterly Report shows improved participant experience but issues remain

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report has shown a record 32,000 participants entered the S… Read more

Labor and Liberal Governments commit to a better NDIS

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The Morrison Government has announced a plan to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and continue … Read more

Labor Government announces investment into intellectual disability specialised care

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The Labor Government has announced an investment to make specialist care more available to people with intellectual d… Read more

Disability service providers to join NDIS National Day of Action

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

A number of Australia’s disability service providers will call for a better National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

NDIA Chief Executive Officer resigns

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has resigned from his role, effe… Read more

Report highlights Australia’s social housing crisis

Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope

An analysis of Australia’s rental market has found less than 1 percent of rentals are affordable for a person on th… Read more

New technology to detect Parkinson's

Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) mirror is being developed to detect symptoms of Parkinson’s diseases in the home… Read more