Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Disability leaders recognised with awards on IDPwD

Tags Noticeboard Posted 9 months ago

The work of 14 disability leaders and advocates were recognised in the National Awards for Disability Leadership... Read more

eftpos pilot to make online payments easier for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 9 months ago

Using eftpos to pay for shopping and services is a no-brainer for many but poses challenges for people living with... Read more

RC to examine pathways and barriers to employment for people with disability

Tags Employment Royal Commission Posted 9 months ago

Pathways and barriers to open employment for people with disability is the subject of the ninth public hearing of the... Read more

Invisible disability stigma driving workers to hide conditions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 9 months ago

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Thursday 3rd December, employment service... Read more

RC report finds “serious failures” to people with disability during early stages of COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 9 months ago

The Australian Government was responsible for “serious failures” to people with disability during the early stages of... Read more

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 9 months ago

Six short films showcasing fearless Australians living with disability premiered on International Day of People with... Read more

Business awards recognise female leaders driving social change with NDIS tech solutions

Tags Noticeboard Posted 9 months ago

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDSI) financial services provider My Plan Manager has won national recognition of... Read more

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 9 months ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday... Read more

Purple spotlight to shine on global landmarks this International Day of People with Disability

Tags Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 10 months ago

Iconic buildings around the world will glow purple on 3 December to celebrate and put a spotlight on the economic... Read more

New tech club for young people with autism coming to regional South Australia

Tags Autism Education Posted 10 months ago

Young people with autism in the South Australian town Port Pirie, will be able to build technical and social skills at a... Read more

Victorian students with disability to benefit from $1.6b State Government education support

Tags Education Government Posted 10 months ago

The Victorian Government has announced $1.6 billion in funding to support students with disability in the classroom... Read more

First Nations people with disability raise injustice, discrimination at RC

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 10 months ago

First Nations people with disability will tell the Disability Royal Commission this week about the structural violence... Read more

Peak body launches national autism helpline

Tags Autism Advice Posted 10 months ago

Victorian autism peak body Amaze has launched a national autism helpline called Autism Connect. Read more

First Nations people to tell their stories at next RC hearing

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 10 months ago

First Nations people with disability and their families who have interacted with child protection systems will tell... Read more

MS Australia announces the appointment of new CEO

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 10 months ago

The Board of MS Australia has announced Mr Rohan Greenland as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Read more

Early intervention plays important part in development of children on autism spectrum

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 10 months ago

A landmark report has been released looking at the impact of early intervention on children on the autism spectrum. Read more

Finalists announced for 2020 National Awards for Disability Leadership

Posted 10 months ago

Researchers, artists, advocates and volunteer organisations are among the 2020 National Awards for Disability Leadership... Read more

Central Coast social enterprise creates disability employment opportunities

Tags Employment Posted 10 months ago

A social enterprise selling sewing and crafting supplies while providing employment for people with disability has... Read more

Wheelchair users to wear their personality on their wheels

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 10 months ago

Australian wheelchair users can now add a personal touch to their 'wheels' thanks to an Australian-first product... Read more

Disability Royal Commission extension requested as Interim Report released

Posted 10 months ago

Chair of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Ronald Sackville... Read more