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Bushfire resources for people with disability

Contributor, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  Disability Services Consulting has put together a list of services and resources that can support people with disability through the bushfire season. This bushfire season has shocked

What are you doing to ensure people with disability have equal access to work opportunities in your organisation?

Claire Robbs, Friday, 29th November 2019 -  That is the question Claire Robbs, chief executive of Life Without Barriers, is asking of employers everywhere as we approach International Day of People with Disability on Tuesday.

Volunteers don’t come free

Keith McVilly, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -  New research finds urgent action is needed to maintain the sustainability of volunteer services supporting people with disability and their families, write Professor Keith McVilly

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, reflects on her experience putting together a submission to the royal commission and the support – or lack thereof – she received.

Game-changing Service for Disability Telecommunication Access Launches

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 -  An accessible telecoms project has been launched in a bid to fight the growing information gap on accessible services for people with disability.    The service, hailed an Australian

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  People with disability who rent are almost twice as likely to experience a “no-grounds” eviction compared with other Australians, new research shows.    A report by Choice, National

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Putting Disability and Leadership in the Same Sentence

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  When disability advocate and entrepreneur, Christina Ryan, realised workplace programs helping people with disability into leadership roles were non-existent, she got angry.

Why People With Disability are Challenging the Exclusivity of Academic-led Research

Contributor, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  Disability research has historically not been driven by the needs of the disability community, writes Kate Finch from People with Disability Australia, who explains why disability-led

Royal Commission Allows Social Sector to Help Disability Abuse Victims

Paul Carter, Tuesday, 26th June 2018 -  Only a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability can fund the social sector to support victims to give evidence, get justice and heal, a peak body says.   

Don’t Get Mad, Get Moving

Bill Gamack, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Many people still believe if a disability isn’t visible it doesn’t exist, writes Bill Gamack, CEO of EPIC Assist, as he reflects on the fallout of the “Ashy Bines’ saga. Gold Coast fitness

Collaborative Economy Drives Increased Mobility for People with Disability

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 15th August 2017 -  A new online platform hopes to drive better lives for people with disability and increased sustainability for disability organisations by supporting the sharing of specially modified

Youth Parliament Fight for Accessible Public Transport

Maggy Liu, Friday, 7th July 2017 -  Following a new relationship between Deaf Children Australia and YMCA, a team of deaf and hard of hearing young people have debated a bill about how public transport can be made more
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