Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

The importance of record keeping and information management for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 2 months ago

OPINION - Records are an important part of making sure information is available when it is needed but it is often ove… Read more

Advocacy boost for Victorians with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

With a $2.2 million funding boost to disability advocacy services, the Victorian Government is leading the charge to … Read more

First Nations artist depicts story of Disability Royal Commission

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Wiradjuri Elder and artist Paul Constable Calcott, also known as Uncle Paul, has created a stunning new artwork depic… Read more

Royal Commission asks for submissions about disability rights and attitudes

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is calling for submissi… Read more

COVID-19 helpline now available for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with disability are now able to access a dedicated Disability Information Helpline to access important informa… Read more

Warning of scams targeting people with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is warning people with disability about  Read more

Report shows COVID-19 increases the risk to disability workers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A survey of more than 2,300 disability support workers by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has reveal… Read more

COVID-19 tracing app needs to be accessible for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians across the country are being encouraged to download an app to their smartphones to help trace the spread … Read more

A chronic shortage of affordable private rentals leaving people with disability behind

Tags Finance Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2020 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable private rent… Read more

Further support for NDIS participants during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their coronavirus, COVID-19, response, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced fur… Read more

International students to boost COVID-19 disability and health workforce

Tags Therapies Education Employment Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Work restrictions for international students in medical courses are being eased during the COVID-19 crisis to help bo… Read more

COVID-19 contract, lease and consumer law considerations for NDIS Providers

Tags NDIS Employment Advice Industry Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

OPINION - COVID-19 has created a number of regulatory and other legal issues that impact NDIS providers. Read more

Students with disability face “disconnection” with online learning

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of COVID-19 many schools have moved partially or completely to online learning, a drastic shift from the … Read more

Personal Protective Equipment essential for safety

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A lack of access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis is a concern for disability worker… Read more

COVID-19 planning for people with disability a human rights issue

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Independent experts in human rights, bioethics, and disability are concerned about the decision-making process being … Read more

COVID-19 response plan for people with a disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Cabinet Ministers have approved a COVID-19 response plan that takes into account the unique health needs of people wi… Read more

Challenges for unpaid carers during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Being an unpaid carer is a valuable and rewarding job but it's also a tough one, with many carers juggling multiple r… Read more

The shift to online for disability services during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 measures are changing the way that service providers are delivering support to people with a disability in o… Read more

Funding announced to support Australians most at risk during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced they are committing more than $154 million to support vulnerable Australians, in… Read more

COVID-19 employment considerations for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 3 months ago

OPINION PIECE - The COVID-19 pandemic has placed immense strain on the economy and raises complex legal problems for … Read more