Australia’s blind and vision impaired sector is engaged in a political battle to have permanent audio description services included in new broadcast reform legislation which is awaiting debate in the Senate.
Closing date: August 23, 2017
Women with Disabilties Victoria and South Gippsland Shire Council are running the “Enabling Young Women”leadership program in Gippsland region October 2017. The program is a 6 week (1 day per week) leadership program empowering a group of young women with disabilities ages 15-25. The program aims to build upon the participants’ natural leadership skills, their self-confidence, … Continued
The commencement of the Disability Amendment Act 2017 provides for a new power of inspection by DSC Authorised Officers for the purpose of responding to reports of abuse and neglect.
A number of senior staff at DSC have been appointed to this position and they are immediately available to inspect disability service providers where concerns have been raised. DSC Authorised Officers have the power to visit and inspect Victorian disability service provider’s premises, effective immediately.
Closing date: September 29, 2017
The priority area for this round of grants is the ILC activity area ‘Information, Linkages and Referrals’. Other ILC Activity Areas will not be funded as part of this grant opportunity. ‘Information, Linkages and Referrals’ are activities that make sure people with disability and their families and carers have access to up-to-date, relevant and quality information and that they are linked into services and supports in the community that meet their needs.
The scheme was a promise of the Gillard government in 2012. But that promise was unfunded, which made it more like a good idea than well-thought-out public policy.
Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition
The final report tables 24 recommendations to better meet the needs of people with psychosocial disability, their families and carers under the NDIS. These recommendations not only relate to Scheme design and processes (to be considered by the NDIA), but also to how state and federal governments must address the needs of people not eligible for the Scheme.
The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is the furthest behind schedule it has been since a computer system meltdown at the start of transition last year, even as it passes a milestone in signing up 100,000 people for individual support
Closing date: September 13, 2017
This program offers scholarships, mentoring, role shadowing and networking for Victorians with a disability to gain valuable leadership development and training. The program includes scholarships for a range of leadership courses delivered by Leadership Victoria. In addition, a number of mentoring and workplace based places are available. Program participants can also apply for a 12 month … Continued
A parliamentary committee has made 24 recommendations relating to access to the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities relating to mental health.