Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Australia’s first sensory safe, indoor play gym opens

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s first open to the public, indoor play gym for children with sensory disorders has officially opened its... Read more

NDIS Quarterly Report reveals increased growth and satisfaction

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

The latest Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report has... Read more

Australia’s first blind soccer pitch kicks goals at sport and recreation awards

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s first blind soccer pitch has been recognised at the 2018 Disability and Sport Recreation Awards. Read more

Funding advances stem cell research to tackle blindness in children

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

An investment by the Turnbull Government will see stem cell research tackle blindness in children. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week aims to protect children

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

This year’s Brain Injury Awareness Week, running from 20-26 August is taking the opportunity to help put a stop to... Read more

The Summer Foundation seeks research partners to solve disability and aged care issue

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

The Summer Foundation has put a call out for partners to join its newly launched $1 million Competitive Research Grant... Read more

New research links accelerated head growth and autism

Tags Autism Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Research by La Trobe University has revealed a link between accelerated head growth in children and autism. Read more

New policy to improve support for Victorian carers

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A new strategy launched last week will provide greater support for Victorian carers over the next four years. Read more

Mixed opinions on My Health implications

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

The recent buzz around My Health Record as a one-stop-shop for the medical histories of all Australians has been met... Read more

Hens help people with disability crack the job market

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

An agri-business brought to life by disability provider, House with No Steps (HWNS), is growing job opportunities for... Read more

Landmark report tells stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disability

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

A landmark report has been released to tell the lived experiences and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... Read more

South Australian Film Corp to lead improved on-screen representation of disability

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

An initiative by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) will see people with disability better represented... Read more

NDIS workforce increases to meet demand

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce has increased by 10.5 percent to support Australians with... Read more

Report released to prevent violence against people with disability

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

A new report released by the Australian Human Rights Commission addresses the prevalence of violence against people with... Read more

Environmental debate the ‘final straw’ for people with disability

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

Recent debate by environmental activists into the ban of single-use plastic straws has fuelled outrage amongst the... Read more

People with disability and employers ‘overlooked’ in DES reforms

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

The reform of Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES) designed to give people with disability the opportunity... Read more

Ink dries on Australia's first guide to disability support

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

An Australian first publication will change the way Australians with disability and their families access information... Read more

New Seeing Eye Dog puppies call for volunteer carers

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

Inside the walls of Seeing Eye Dogs Australia’s breeding centre in Kensington, Melbourne herald the 72 tiny paws and 36... Read more

WA establishes Advisory Group to aid NDIS transition

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Transition Governance Advisory Group has been established following the... Read more

Government invests in NSW and TAS mental health

Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

A record spend on mental health has been announced in the New South Wales (NSW) 2018-2019 Budget and another funding... Read more