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The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

Geoff Southwell, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals

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The enterprise fighting to save lives in the water

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers. It’s a shocking statistic that Erika Gleeson’s social enterprise, Autism Swim, is fighting

Why volunteers with disability are an “untapped resource” for the NFP sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  People with disability are the “best kind of volunteer” an organisation can have and need to be better embraced by the not-for-profit community, sector leaders say.      During

Victoria ALIVE launches its social media campaign on inclusive volunteering

Contributor, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  Over the past year, the Victoria ALIVE project has been engaging communities around Victoria on the topic of inclusive volunteering for people of all abilities.  On Tuesday 3 September,

Report finds people with disability ‘aren’t getting a fair go’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  People with disability are four times more likely to experience high psychological distress than other Australians, according to new research. The Australian Institute of Health

NDIS data drop reveals severe employment gaps

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream

Disability representation missing from UK kids’ shows

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th July 2019 -  People with disability are rarely shown on British children’s TV shows and are often portrayed as villains when they do appear, new research shows. A report from children’s

Resilience, mental health and masculinity – Talking Sticks national tour to transform the conversation

Contributor, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  Crises can and do hit families all the time. In order to shine a light on what it truly takes to live, and love after loss, Talking Sticks is hosting Cameron and Sam Bloom, who will share

Dylan Alcott launches campaign fighting barriers to work for people with disability

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  People with disability spend much of their lives overcoming a myriad of barriers. One that’s often out of their hands is finding a job. But a new initiative headed up by paralympian

Emoji update brings ‘more diversity to the keyboard’

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Apple has unveiled several new disability-themed emojis as part of a plan to help fill “a significant gap in the emoji keyboard”. The tech giant previewed the designs – which will be

The reality of the regional NDIS

Fran Connelley, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Fran Connelley shares stories from a recent trip to central Queensland that highlight some of the NDIS-related challenges people with disabilities and service providers are facing

British Airports are getting more disability friendly, but there’s still work to be done

Luke Michael, Friday, 12th July 2019 -  UK airports have significantly improved their accessibility for people with disability, according to the industry regulator.  The Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) latest report
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