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Hollywood urged to get more people with disability on television

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th February 2020 -  The Ruderman Family Foundation says disability remains glaringly absent from Hollywood’s discourse on diversity Only one in five characters with disability on American television

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The key to success is collaboration (and an app)

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  As the primary carer for a son with multiple and complex disabilities, Danny Hui juggles appointments with up to 40 different doctors and therapists at any one time. But his app,  Sameview,

Irish politicians urged to make disability rights a priority

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  The poverty level for people with disability in Ireland has more than doubled in the past decade Advocates are calling for Irish political parties to commit to ending disability poverty

The NDIS needs a new plan

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 -  UWA White Paper calls for fit-for-purpose disability system in Australia The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not working for everyone and change is needed now, a new report

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Last year there were around 6,200 people under 65 living in residential aged care in Australia The Morrison government has pledged there will be no young people with disability living

Morrison government unveils plan for ‘last 20 per cent’ of NDIS rollout

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  The government acknowledged some people were still facing long delays getting on the scheme   Disability advocates have welcomed the Morrison government’s plan to deliver the

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
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