Topic: News

News 24 October 2016

Over the weekend thousands of people with disability and their supporters flooded social media to tell state and territory ministers that the make up of a new NDIA Board must include people with lived experience of disability and service provision. Join the social media action!

News 21 October 2016
Love your politics? Live captioning trial.

Federal Parliament has announced it will be trialling live captioning to improve access to democratic proceedings for all Australians.

News 17 October 2016
Doors must not be closed for people with disability

Now there’s a clear winner in the ACT election, talks need to begin immediately to resolve issues over the NDIS for people with disability in the ACT.

News 12 October 2016
Travel, everyone is doing it!

The growth in accessible tourism means a rethink for the travel industry if they’re going to make the most of the opportunity according to a new report.

News 11 October 2016
Awarding innovation

Nominations are now open for the 2017 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. The awards are about recognising innovation displayed by people and organisations making a difference to the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.

News 8 October 2016
Carers Count! #Carers2016

Australian’s 2.8 million unpaid carers provide an estimated 1.9 billion hours of care a year. In the lead up to National Carers Week (October 16-22), we asked Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell why carers count.

News 7 October 2016
The Zero Tolerance approach

“Very informative”, “Easy to understand”, “Allowed people to feel comfortable to speak up” – this is just some of the feedback that participants in the new Zero Tolerance program are providing.

News 28 September 2016
A tidal wave of change – empowering people

The right to live independently and participate fully in life is a pillar of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability. – which marks its 10-year anniversary this year. As Leigh Creighton investigates in this new video with CDAH, supported by the FACS Digital Stories Project, it’s fundamental to the NDIS as well.

News 23 September 2016
New report: trial phase shows NDIS works

The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.

News 22 September 2016
Toilet talk

Simple things can sometimes make a huge difference. A national campaign is calling for improvements to accessible toilets in our public places and local communities.