Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Royal Commission hearings begin in Sydney this week

Tags Conditions Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will begin its next hea… Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has developed a new online tool to make it easier for sporting groups in the commun… Read more

Boost to flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

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

This week, Minister for the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, announced greater flexibi… Read more

People with severe mental illness face difficulties accessing NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Those with severe mental illness are facing additional problems accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

Funding announced for new pre-term stem cell research

Tags Therapies Research Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Researchers have received €9 million (AUD $14.7 million) in funding to look into preterm births and stem cell resea… Read more

Carly Findlay receives Order of Australia honours

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Author and disability advocate Carly Findlay has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as a part of the 20… Read more

Businesses awarded grants to help build the NDIS provider market

Tags NDIS Finance Industry Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

446 businesses across Australia will share in approximately $9 million of funding from the Government to help their t… Read more

What disability providers need to know about the Royal Commission

Tags Advice Industry Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability continues in 2020 with … Read more

Australia’s disaster planning needs to include those with disability

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians across the country have faced a harrowing start to this year's bushfire season, with houses lost, lives l… Read more

The 2019 Disability Royal Commission progress report and what's happening in 2020

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Industry Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has this week relea… Read more

Tune review highlights NDIS has a long way to go as wait times cause deaths

Tags NDIS Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

An independent review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was released today highlighting frustratio… Read more

Audio description services set to go live in July for ABC and SBS

Tags Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have been given $2 million of Fe… Read more

2019: Our year in review

Tags Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

2019 has been a year of change, with a number of huge news events and developments in the disability sector.  Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us at Talking Disability!

Tags Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The staff at Talking Disability wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Read more

“No surprise” in literacy numbers for speech pathologists

Tags Education Employment Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A report released from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for Internatio… Read more

Next step being taken for the National Disability Strategy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The current National Disability Strategy, which aims to create an inclusive and informed approach to all Government p… Read more

Victorian Government launch five-year autism plan

Tags Autism Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Victorian Government has invested $7.1 million in funding for a five-year plan to provide Victorians living with … Read more

Access to Disability Royal Commission improved with new website

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service has launched a new website to allow those with disabilities greater acc… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: People with disability deserve the right to live independently

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The last three days of the Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabil… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Strict rules and inconsistent care

Tags NDIS Accommodation Advice Research Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The third sitting of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability st… Read more