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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

Vale Jan Daisley, ‘A Mighty Activist’

Wendy Williams, Friday, 7th July 2017 -  Leading disability advocate and a founding member and former president of People With Disability Australia, Jan Daisley has died. PWDA announced her death on Facebook on Wednesday

NDIS – Time to Save Money and Deliver on a Promise

David Gilchrist, Thursday, 15th June 2017 -  There is considerable support for a modified planning process for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Dr David Gilchrist as he unpacks his latest research, released

Civil Society Backs Calls for Royal Commission into Disability Violence

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 12th June 2017 -  A coalition of 163 civil society organisations and 383 individuals have written to the prime minister demanding a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.

Success is in the Bag for Disability Enterprise

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th June 2017 -  A not for profit that employs people with physical and intellectual disabilities in the Northern Territory has been chosen as the official supplier of the 2017 World Chambers Congress
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