Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

DPS announcements paving way for change

Posted 2 months ago

While leading the way with the roll out of a number of significant initiatives to improve transparency and trust in t… Read more

Young carers to benefit from additional support

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Carers Australia, the national peak body representing the country’s 2.7 million carers, will receive $13 million fr… Read more

Family micro-business puts a sweet twist on chocolate-making

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Gearing up for their first Easter period, a small business in South Australia’s Barossa Valley is providing a sweet… Read more

Australian Blindness Forum and Vision 2020 Australia join forces to create single peak body

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Two disability boards have joined forces to create a single peak body for service providers working in the blindness … Read more

Commissioners urged to step down due to conflict of interest

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability, peak bodies and advocates are calling for two Commissioners to step down from their recently … Read more

Disability Royal Commission officially announced

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

The much-needed and anticipated Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation has been official… Read more

Digital platform launches to help parents of children with autism

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new Australian tech company has launched a digital platform to support the families of children with autism and dev… Read more

Federal Budget 2019-20 - what this means for people with disability

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s announcement of the Federal Budget 2019-20 had disability advocates overjoyed at Royal … Read more

Providers welcome NDIS price increase

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability providers have welcomed the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) price increase through a $850 mill… Read more

Disability Royal Commission funding breaks records

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

The funding allocation for the Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people wit… Read more

Advanced Care Planning Week encourages tough but important conversations

Posted 2 months ago by Emily Erickson

If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would speak for you? And what health care decisions would you want them… Read more

World Autism Awareness Week celebrates people on the spectrum

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

With World Autism Awareness Day held on Tuesday 2 April and World Autism Awareness Week from Monday 1 April to Sunday… Read more

Ability Fest returns for second year!

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival is returning for its second year next weekend, complete wi… Read more

Disability market and workforce strategy re-release "old news"

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Federal Government’s release of a National Workforce Strategy for disability last week is “a rehash of old ne… Read more

Consultation opens for South Australia’s first State Disability Inclusion Plan

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Consultation for South Australia’s first Disability Inclusive Plan has opened, to promote a more inclusive communit… Read more

Bedford’s ‘Golden Girls’ celebrate Special Olympics success

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Two employees of Bedford Group have represented the country and the disability service provider by bringing home meda… Read more

Action plan moving young people with disability out of aged care

Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

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