Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Report highlights the understanding of sexual and reproductive rights in women with disability

Tags Education Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Women’s disability advocacy organisation, Women with Disabilities Australian Capital Territory (WWDACT), have launc… Read more

NDIS and health services to provide disability-related health supports

Tags NDIS Conditions Finance Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and health services will now work together to support people with dis… Read more

Organisations receive funding to develop resources and tools to build provider capacity

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Ten peak disability bodies and organisations will receive a share of $5.7 million in funding under the National Disab… Read more

Plan to help children access early intervention supports, quicker

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new plan by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will help children with disability access Early Childho… Read more

New NDIS price guide gives rural and regional providers a pay rise

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability service providers servicing areas considered remote and very remote will receive double the income for the… Read more

Even angels need help

Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Caring for a child with disability when you also have other children can be a balancing act, but a … Read more

New innovative housing sets benchmark for specialist disability accommodation

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Clients living with complex intellectual disability and receiving support from Melbourne-based disability service pro… Read more

Focus On Ability Festival returns for its eleventh year

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

An international film festival focusing on the ability of disability has returned for its eleventh year, with 244 fil… Read more

Deafblind Awareness Week highlights common misconceptions

Tags Conditions Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Deafblind Awareness Week running from 24 - 30 June, is challenging all Australians to learn about the condition and c… Read more

Partnership to explore stigma and discrimination surrounding complex mental health

Tags Education Mental Health Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Two organisations have partnered together to help drive positive societal change and improve the lives of Australians… Read more

New national plan to improve pain management for people living with chronic pain

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new Government action plan will help improve the pain management of the one in five Australians who live with chron… Read more

Medibank recognised for inclusion and accessibility

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Private health insurance company, Medibank has been recognised for its accessibility and inclusion of people with dis… Read more

Groundbreaking conclusion challenges "reasonable and necessary" NDIS funding criteria

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australians living with swallowing difficulties, such as dysphagia, could soon have required nutritional support fund… Read more

Report shows scale of violence against people with disability

Tags Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A second report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed people with disability… Read more

Giving young people in aged care a voice

Posted 4 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Not-for-profit disability service provider, Youngcare is giving people with disability living in ag… Read more

New paper shares positive NDIS experiences

Tags NDIS User Stories Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Independent social-profit organisation, JFA Purple Orange has released a paper sharing the positive experiences of cu… Read more

NDIS service providers “scale down” disability support

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability living in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will begin the des… Read more

Generic MS medication options provide more choice

Tags Conditions Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

People living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic condition affecting the central nervous system, will be afforde… Read more

Bill Shorten’s leadership continues in disability space

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

As Anthony Albanese takes his stand as Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten will continue to support Australians wi… Read more

Peak bodies call on more inclusive, respectful airline practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Peak disability bodies have called on airlines to be more inclusive and respectful to travellers with disability, aft… Read more