Senior Manager, Research and Planning (

Closing date: April 28, 2021

This role is part of the Creative Industries branch In the Creative, Sport and Visitor Economy group which aims to make Victoria a creative, sporting and tourism powerhouse. The group works to strengthen Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s leading cultural, sport, racing, tourism and events destination, and ensure the best cultural and sporting experiences are accessible to everyone. This is a prioritised position for people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

Vaccine delays anger disability service provider

The federal government’s given up putting a date on when all Australians will get their COVID-19 vaccination, as one of the nation’s largest disability service providers says not one of their residents has received a jab;

survey of mobility device safety at railway crossings

Closing date: June 8, 2021

The survey is part of research that will help railway authorities to construct safer pedestrian level crossings. Input from people who use a mobility device like a wheelchair, mobility scooter, walking frame or walking stick are encouraged to complete a survey that should take less than 10 minutes to do. You need to be over 18 years old to participate in this research.

Map Your future

Map Your Future is designed for disabled young people who are aged 12 to 25, but anyone can complete this program.  It is free and online and will help you plan what you want to do in the future. It has information and activities to help you set goals and get the right support to achieve your goals. This program has a lot of information about the NDIS but you can do this program even if you do not get support through the NDIS. 

Hands off our NDIS: Take action on NDIS assessments

Closing date: June 7, 2021

Compulsory assessments will mean that people with disability are treated as numbers, not people, with tick-a-box assessments determining who gets support – and how much support they get.  This is not the NDIS we fought for. Senator Linda Reynolds is the new Minister for the NDIS. It’s unclear where she stands on compulsory assessments – which is why she needs to hear directly from you. Tell her why these changes won’t work for you or your loved ones, and why they must be stopped immediately.

LEAD Scholarships now open

Closing date: April 16, 2021

All disabled women can be leaders – in whatever areas interest them!  LEAD Scholarships can be used to fund any training or course that supports disabled women build their leadership skills up to the value of $2,000 and 10 scholarships will be available in this round.

NDIS reforms face mounting opposition

Disability advocate Craig Wallace said Senator Reynolds’ appointment should be used as a “reset” to the reforms, which he argued were “well-intentioned in their framing” but were now clearly “problematic for all kinds of reasons. It is just absurd that people with a disability should be asked about their intimate lives and sex lives in order to be able to get funding for wheels on a wheelchair,” he said.

People with cognitive disability face loss of justice system support

The letter – whose signatories include people across the social sector, academia and the legal space – notes that the overrepresentation and disadvantage experienced by people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system has long been recognised.

Family Voices

This podcast series features casual conversations with families of children with disability and/or developmental delay and the professionals they work alongside. The aim is to support and build families’ knowledge, skills and confidence when navigating the early childhood intervention (ECI) landscape. It is also an opportunity for parents to share their individual stories of everyday life in family with a child diagnosed with a disability and/or developmental delay.

NDIA releases consultation paper on best practice early intervention autism supports

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, the Agency has today released a consultation paper, ‘Interventions for children on the autism spectrum’. The paper aims to stimulate conversation with participants, families, carers and the wider sector on what should be considered reasonable and necessary supports for children with autism.

Interventions for children on the autism spectrum consultation

Closing date: April 30, 2021

Feedback is now being sought on the most appropriate and best practice early childhood intervention supports for children on the autism spectrum, to be funded under the NDIS. The paper builds on work undertaken by the NDIA in 2016, as well as independent research commissioned by the NDIA from the Autism Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) released in November 2020, which provides a comprehensive review of existing evidence of early interventions available for children with autism.