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To PDF or Not to PDF? Online Accessibility for People with Disablities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th March 2011 -  The way information is presented online by governments and others can make it difficult for those with disabilities, according to a new study by the Australian Government. In particular,…

QLD Emergency Warning Systems Disadvantage Those With Disabilities.

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th March 2011 -  The Queensland flood disaster has demonstrated strengths and weaknesses of Australia’s emergency services and warnings systems, especially in terms of access for people…

Dissecting the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th March 2011 -  From government policy through to public rhetoric, there is a widespread expectation that people with disabilities should contribute to society as best they are able. Yet historically,…

Productivity Commission Recommends National Disability Insurance Scheme

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st March 2011 -  The Productivity Commission has released its draft report as part of its inquiry into care and support for people with disability, recommending the establishment of a National Disability…

COAG Endorses Road Map for Disability Reform

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th February 2011 -  The National Disability Strategy – billed by the Federal Government as the first national strategy to provide a long term disability action road map – has been endorsed…

Charities Urge Canberra Over QLD Reconstruction

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th February 2011 -  A delegation of leading community and welfare groups, including Australia’s major charities, is in Canberra to urge the Federal Parliament to include them in the decision…

State Trustees Grants for Victorian NFPs

Staff Reporter, Friday, 28th January 2011 -  Victorian Not for Profit organisations can apply for community rants of up to $5,000 through the State Trustees Community Grants program. State Trustees are calling on eligible…

Grants to Increase Accessibility for Disabled

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th January 2011 -  Grants of up to $100,000 are available to help local councils make their communities more accessible for people with a disability. Applications from local councils for grants of…

More People Using Disability Services

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th January 2011 -  A new report points to a large increase in number of Australians using disability support services. The number of people using disability support services increased by almost 50%…

Australia Reports on Rights of Persons with Disabilities to UN

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th December 2010 -  The Federal Government is to deliver Australia’s first report under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the United Nations. Finalising Australia’s…

Judge Caps Court Costs on Disability Case -PIAC

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th October 2010 -  A decision in the Federal Court is expected to have national ramifications for public interest litigants according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, PIAC. The Federal Court…

All Parties Commit To Examining a National Disability Insurance Scheme

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th August 2010 -  All three major parties have confirmed they will commit to examining major reform of the disability sector if elected in the August 21 poll, including supporting the introduction…
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