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The latest health and disability news in Australia

South Australians with disability to have a greater say over restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Government Posted 4 months ago

South Australians living with disability will be better protected and have a greater say under new laws that provide... Read more

Aged Care Royal Commission calls for end to young people with disability entering aged care system

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago

No person under the age of 65 should be living in residential aged care from 1 January 2025, says the Royal Commission... Read more

The CareSide is poised to make disability services more affordable

Tags NDIS Posted 5 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Even before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) faced a... Read more

NDIA announces changes to COVID supports

Tags NDIS Posted 5 months ago

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced changes to some temporary supports and services that were... Read more

Central Coast program aims to encourage disability inclusion in local schools

Tags NDIS Education Health and Wellbeing Posted 5 months ago

Community service organisation Social Futures is challenging stereotypes about disability in New South Wales Central... Read more

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 5 months ago

The Federal Government's COVID-19 vaccination rollout started on 22 February, with Australia's most vulnerable and front... Read more

New tool helping Victorians with disability find allied health support

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 5 months ago

A new website launched by the Victorian Government will help Victorians with disability find the allied health services... Read more

New health and wellbeing program helping NDIS participants lead a healthier lifestyle

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 5 months ago

A new multi-discipline health program is making it easier for people with disability to achieve their health and... Read more

COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Tags Research Government Posted 5 months ago

In a bid to protect Australians and stop the spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government is planning to invest an extra... Read more

Disability RC to examine how people with disability fare in the criminal justice system

Tags Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago

Indefinite detention and the overrepresentation of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system will... Read more

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Emily Erickson

While the Adelaide Fringe will look a bit different in 2021, there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed in... Read more

Vision Australia brings LEGO® Braille Bricks to Australia

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Posted 6 months ago

Children with low vision will now be able to enjoy the experience of LEGO® thanks to new LEGO® Braille Bricks, brought... Read more

Australian bra invention helping all women dress independently with dignity

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 6 months ago

Women with disability or physical limitations from illness, temporary injury or surgery can now dress more independently... Read more

Disability campaigner and advisor named SA Senior Australian of the Year

Tags Noticeboard Posted 6 months ago

At 76 years old, Professor Richard Bruggemann is continuing to make a difference to the lives of people living with an... Read more

Down syndrome advocate recognised with Australia Day honours

Tags Noticeboard Posted 6 months ago

New South Wales dad Perry Gilsenan has been recognised for his “unwavering support and dedication” to raising awareness... Read more

Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies, say experts

Tags NDIS Autism Research Posted 6 months ago

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic... Read more

Young student with disability begins life changing work

Tags User Stories Education Posted 6 months ago

Caelan has big dreams in the automotive industry.  Read more

Tasmanian disability provider launches State’s first dog-assisted therapy program

Tags Therapies Posted 6 months ago

Tasmanian disability provider Kites Children’s Therapy has launched the State’s first dog-assisted therapy program to... Read more

Uber announces subsidised trips for people with accessibility needs in Victoria

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 6 months ago

Victorians with disability and accessibility needs now have more subsidised transport options due to a partnership... Read more

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 6 months ago

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and La Trobe University are calling for expressions of... Read more