Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Diversity and inclusion project launches today

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A unique Victorian project aimed to boost diversity and inclusion will be launched at the Fair Play Symposium in Melb… Read more

Mortality rates in autistic community double general population

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

An Australian first study led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and PhD scholar Jane Hwang has found the mo… Read more

Report reveals “increasingly precarious and frustrated” disability sector

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A report prepared from the National Disability Services’ (NDS) Annual Market Survey on the current state of the di… Read more

Information Linkages and Capacity Building grants to boost economic participation

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability will benefit from increased employment support, community engagement, resources and training w… Read more

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs set to train its 600th dog

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs (ALHD) is looking to train and rehome its 600th dog this year, a sentiment to its valua… Read more

Adelaide Fringe show the ‘ignition point’ for performers with disability

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

South Australia is once again embracing the return of the Adelaide Fringe Festival and with hundreds of amazing perfo… Read more

Disability Royal Commission passes in parliament but timelines still required

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The motion for a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in ins… Read more

New Victorian public transport digital ticketing system trialled on people with disability

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Victoria’s public transport system is expecting to become even more user-friendly with a new digital ‘myki’ car… Read more

Nextt stop: improved mental health

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

CONSUMER STORY - Fear can be crippling! It can keep you awake at night second guessing every noise you hear and can … Read more

Royal Commission into disability expected to pass through parliament next week

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Twitter was abuzz yesterday following news the motion for a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of … Read more

National database to ensure safe and quality workers for NDIS participants

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new screening approach to be introduced this year will ensure safe and quality support for National Disability Insu… Read more

New online resource helps those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new interactive resource is helping educate people on multiple sclerosis (MS) by harnessing the power of storytelli… Read more

New policy paper reveals more culturally diverse disability support required

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new policy paper to be released tomorrow highlights the need for mainstream services to meet the needs of people wi… Read more

Inclusive emoji update sees better representation of disability

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

An emoji update set for release this year will include icons representing a range of disabilities, introducing emojis… Read more

New reforms to Specialist Disability Accommodation announced

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The announcement of new reforms to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) will address the outcomes of a review by… Read more

Government backs Australian Paralympics ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

It’s been an exciting week for Australia’s para-athletes with the rebrand of the Australian Paralympic Committee … Read more

Participants enjoy new sensory technology at Achieve Australia

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Clients at Achieve Australia’s three New South Wales locations in Epping, Seven Hills and Casino are benefitting fr… Read more

Social media plays vital role in disability education and calling out ableism

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Social media has the power to transcend across countries and is playing an important role in calling out ableism and … Read more

NDIA board member and disability activist takes home top gong at Australia Day awards

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A number of community members influential in the disability sector were recognised at this year’s Order of Australi… Read more

Productivity Commission review calls for new National Disability Agreement

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A final report by the Productivity Commission on the National Disability Agreement (NDA) has found the agreement is o… Read more