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Govt Denies Data on Refugees With Disabilities

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  The federal government has denied it has any data on how many people with physical or mental disabilities are being held in offshore or onshore immigration detention centres despite…

TECHNOLOGY: The Benefits of Telework for NFPs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  Giving staff the chance to work outside the office has many advantages for community organisations, writes Jane Rawson from Infoxchange. As internet speeds improve and there are…

Government Advertises Service Delivery Grants

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th June 2014 -  The Federal Government has begun a national advertising campaign calling on Not for Profits to apply for funding to deliver services from January 2015 under its new grants arrangements.…

Concern over Young People in Nursing Homes – Survey

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th January 2014 -  Age-appropriate accommodation is the main concern Australians have for young people with disabilities, a survey has found. According to a survey conducted by Empirica Research…

Call for Equality for Students with Disability

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 -  Australian students with disabilities are still being denied the rights of an inclusive education enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, according…

Social and Environmental Factors on the Corporate Radar

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 -  The Governance Principles and Recommendations for Australian listed companies are set to acknowledge social and environmental factors for the first time. Recommendation 7.4…

Help Centre App for People with Disabilities

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th May 2013 -  A new smartphone application developed to provide a 24-hour support service for people with disabilities could offer a new platform for autonomy in their daily lives, according…

Applications Open for Disability Leadership Program

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st October 2012 - 
Applications are now open for the Leaders for Tomorrow program. Photo: leadersfortomorrow.com.au Applications are now open to people with a disability to apply to take part in a…

Labor States Pick Up NDIS Trials – COAG Meeting

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th July 2012 -  The Federal Government has failed to reach agreement with Victoria and NSW on trialing the National Disability Insurance Scheme – looking to the labor states to set the scheme…

WA Offers to Host NDIS Launch Site

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th June 2012 -  Western Australia has offered to host one of four launch sites as part of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
WA offers to host NDIS launch site WA Disabilities…

Opinion

Sterilisation for Women With Disabilities? A WA Draft Bill Is “Appalling”

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th April 2012 -  OPINION: The non-therapeutic sterilisation of women with disabilities? Surely it’s not still happening – not in modern day Australia asks the President of the Victorian

Disability Protest Against Vic Public Transport

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th April 2012 - 
Disability advocates protest on the steps of Victorian Parliament. Photo: Tyson Armstrong More than 60 people from Victorian disability support groups have protested on the steps…
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