Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Disability insurance companies running "at risk of failure"

Tags Finance Posted 8 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Concerns have been raised by the Actuaries Institute about the sustainability of the disability insurance market, which... Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: An overuse of medications and restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Therapies User Stories Accessibility Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running... Read more

Students with autism face a decline in mental and physical health during lockdown

Tags User Stories Autism Research Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Remote learning during Term 3 in Victoria, due to continued COVID lockdowns, has led to a decline in the mental and... Read more

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new package of reforms to the NDIS has been announced by the Government in response to the recommendations made in the... Read more

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

SPONSORED STORY: People living with disability want independence and support when they need it, but have previously told... Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Across Australia, there are 1.2 million people living with some form of communication disability, which statistics say... Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Disability sector not supported during COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running... Read more

Victoria asking for disability response, similar to aged care

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Liz Alderslade

During a Sunday address, 16 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews outlined a request from the State to receive... Read more

New trauma guide to support people with disability

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is backing the development of a new guide to better support people with disability who have... Read more

South Australian Government accepts safeguarding recommendations

Tags NDIS Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Safeguarding Task Force, established in the wake of the tragic death of Ann Marie Smith, has released its... Read more

NDIA Board member resigns position

Tags NDIS Noticeboard Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) board member Mr John Walsh AM has resigned from his role, effective 31... Read more

In a time of strict regulation, OnePassport® Immunise simplifies record keeping

Tags Employment Industry Posted 10 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, but none more so than those who are vulnerable to... Read more

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship,... Read more

Disability sector grant recipients announced

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

National social enterprise Community Business Bureau (CBB) has announced the first round of recipients to receive up to... Read more

New Mental Health And Disability Services Commissioner

Tags Noticeboard Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Treasure Jennings has been appointed as the new Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and the Disability... Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 11 months ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and... Read more

JobTrainer may have potential to boost disability workforce

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced a new skills investment program called JobTrainer as part of its coronavirus... Read more

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability prepares to resume... Read more

Students with disability in Victoria able to attend school as State moves into lockdown again

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Areas of Victoria are once more under Stage 3, ‘Stay at Home’, coronavirus restrictions and many students with... Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In what has been an Australian-first study, Queensland's Griffith University researchers have explored what children... Read more