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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

Disabilities community’s fury over single-plastic ban

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  For people with disability who struggle to eat or drink with their hands, a plastic straw is a life saver.   But on Saturday, the South Australian government proposed a state-wide

Young people with disability help sector turnaround access and inclusion

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  Community organisations can skill-up on how to make their services more accessible and inclusive thanks to an online training resource co-created by young people with disability.   

Progress, but not for people with disability

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 27th June 2019 -  When disability activist Asher Wolf received an email days prior to the 2019 Progress Conference asking what her accessibility needs would be, alarm bells started to ring.  “Usuall

Here’s what needs to happen to get the NDIS back on track

Contributor, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Helen Dickinson, professor of public service research at the University of New South Wales, plots the road ahead for the new minister for the NDIS, in this article which first appeared

Australia set to face UN scrutiny over disability rights

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  People with disability are being encouraged to have their say on what it’s like living in Australia, as the country prepares for a United Nations review of its performance on disability

‘We should be able to remove those situations which are making us vulnerable’

Lisa Needham, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  With the country set to head to the polls this week, audio producer Lisa Needham spends a day with mother, campaigner and wheelchair user Nicole as she travels around Melbourne, to

Labor vows to protect NDIS funds into the future

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  Labor says it will create a special fund to ensure any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money stays within the scheme.    Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor

Coalition wants to get more people with disability working in the public service

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  The Coalition government is aiming to almost double the rate of people with disability working in the public service by 2025, but advocates say this target does not go far enough.   Social

NDIS forcing not-for-profit sector reform

Contributor, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  The transition from the state to the federal NDIS model is underway in Western Australian and it’s a whole new ball game, writes Lucio Di Giallonardo from HLB Mann Judd Perth. The transition
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