Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Music helps hard of hearing and Deaf children to develop their skills

Tags Therapies Education Research Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

New research has found that music lessons can be beneficial for hard of hearing and Deaf children to help develop their... Read more

People with disability paid below minimum wage and lacking employment support

Tags NDIS Employment Industry Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

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

Exploring custom-built accessible housing to support NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 2 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - A new approach to building housing which meets the individual needs of people with disability is being... Read more

Demand for disability advocates recognised but not matched by funding

Tags NDIS Finance Advice Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

The Government has confirmed the funding figure it will put towards advocacy support for people with disability over the... Read more

Details of disability support needed in election commitments, says peak body

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

With the Federal Election expected to be called this week, peak disability representative organisation People With... Read more

Women with disability face barriers to reporting abuse and being believed

Tags NDIS Government Royal Commission Posted 2 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

Budget is lean, mean and disappointing for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Government’s Budget for 2022/23 provides little to specifically support people with disability, despite the... Read more

Hopes Federal Budget will recognise importance of funding for people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

The Federal Budget is due to be delivered tomorrow night and many people with disability could benefit from funding if... Read more

Manslaughter sentence condemned by advocates as ‘inappropriate’ for horrific crime

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

The sentence of a support worker over the manslaughter of Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith has been labelled... Read more

World Down Syndrome Day focuses on the meaning of inclusion

Tags Down Syndrome Employment Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

On World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March, people with Down syndrome and their supporters are advocating for inclusion across... Read more

Campaign aims to bring long wait for NDIS housing down to ten days

Tags NDIS Finance Accommodation Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people with disability are waiting far too long for approval for the housing they need, causing stress and... Read more

Disability service providers should have a workplace mental health policy

Tags Mental Health Employment Industry Posted 3 months ago

OPINION - Five years ago when my consultancy was asked to write a workplace mental health policy for a client, it was an... Read more

Advocates say change to NDIS assistive technology rules not enough

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

A change in the rules around funding for assistive technology under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is... Read more

A new dawn for DPS: investing in the future of care

Tags Noticeboard Posted 3 months ago

The future of Australia's top-ranking Aged Care and Disability Support digital and printed resources is looking bright... Read more

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

Tags Accessibility Industry Royal Commission Posted 3 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

Winter Paralympics athletes excited for the opportunity to compete

Tags Health and Wellbeing Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

The Beijing Winter Paralympics kicks off with its opening ceremony today. Read more

LifeRAT throws out helping hand for people without access to COVID-19 testing

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

A new campaign is sending free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to people with disability who have been facing issues... Read more

Disability Employment Service investigated by the Royal Commission

Tags Employment Royal Commission Posted 4 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

Australians without assistive technology funding asked to stand up and be counted

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

Dennis Simpson contracted Polio when he was three years old and has lived with a physical disability ever since. Read more

Royal Commission “deeply concerned” about effects of Omicron wave

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

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

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