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Changemaker

The Power of Cricket to Help People with Disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  Jason Schmidt is the southern coordinator for the Special Olympics, and has launched initiatives to get people with disability playing cricket. He is this week’s Changemaker.

NDIS: Get Big, Get Niche or Get Out

Contributor, Tuesday, 30th January 2018 -  Ahead of their upcoming Delivering Quality in the NDIS Conference, Criterion ask: Where are we now when it comes to the NDIS? Back in 2013 at the very first pre-NDIS conference, “

Calls for Harsher Penalties for Leaving People with Disability in Hot Cars

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th January 2018 -  Disability advocates have called for harsher penalties for service providers leaving vulnerable people with disabilities in cars, after reports emerged a person with disability

New Research Measures the Value of Volunteers for People With Disability

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  A major new research project has been launched in a bid to measure the value of volunteers for people with disabilities and to identify models of best practice that will pave the way

Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The disability sector has welcomed the announcement of more than $5 million of federal funding for advocacy work, and called on the states and territories to look to the federal government’s

WA Adopts NDIA Model For NDIS

Alison Blake, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Western Australia has abandoned plans for a state run NDIS ending months of speculation about the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the West. The state and

Australians Encouraged To Have Their Say on Future of Supported Employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  People with disability and those involved in the disability and employment sectors have been encouraged to have their say on the future of supported employment, with the release

New Program Receives Grant to Help Women With Disability Find Work

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  Grant funding has been awarded to a new project assisting women living with disability to gain employment, through mentorships and the use of professional networks. Julia Farr MS

No Improvement for People with Disability Engaging with Australian Businesses

Lina Caneva, Friday, 1st December 2017 -  Many businesses still don’t have a good understanding of customers with disability, according to a survey of more than 500 small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by Australian

Unemployed Australians with Disability Face High Levels of Discrimination

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th November 2017 -  Unemployed Australians with disability are facing high levels of discrimination, which can cause increased psychological distress, according to new research. The University

‘Need Knowers’ and ‘Makers’ Unite to Create Innovative Assistive Technology

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  People with disability are teaming up with technology specialists to develop creative, low cost solutions for everyday problems in just 72 hours. The TOM: Melbourne Makeathon,

Am I heard? Am I seen? Am I able?

Jack Milne, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  It is time to recognise the importance of education and employment for young people with a disability, writes Jack Milne, the Royal Commonwealth Society’s Australian youth
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