A motion from Greens Senator Jordan Steele-John to establish a Royal Commission into abuse in the disability sector passed the Senate and had the numbers to pass the House of Representatives. The Government extended Question Time by an extra hour to avoid the vote, but they’ll have to deal with it when Parliament resumes on Monday.
The pilot will be based out of Melbourne’s Torren University, which will include a one-year work readiness program, including partnership with a national employer and a seven-week work placement program. Thirteen participants with Down syndrome between 22 and 35 years old will participate in the pilot. The program involves extensive collaboration across industry, education, disability employment services, media, Government and the not-for-profit sector.
The ABC understands more than 110 people are currently occupying hospital beds throughout South Australia, waiting for their NDIS plan to be approved.
South Australia’s Health Minister Stephen Wade said some of those people had been waiting for more than a year.
Closing date: February 26, 2019
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to be involved with and contribute to high level discussions across a range of portfolios with respect to jobs, innovation, regional development, resources, sports and precincts.
Closing date: February 27, 2019
In this role you will contribute to initiatives to increase the social and civic participation of people with disability. This includes providing project support to a small grants program and the appointment process for the Victorian Disability Advisory Council.
Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services in the NDIS have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over their accommodation options.
People with disability from non-English speaking backgrounds are accessing disability services up to two-thirds less than Australian-born people despite having similar rates of disability, according to a new report from Settlement Services International’s (SSI)
This is a guide on how to access and quickly get the most out of AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) rulings.
People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the law that stops discrimination in employment, education, transport and more.
Disability and housing groups have come together to call for a significant investment in disability housing to make sure that all people with disability live in homes that are safe, affordable and accessible.
Have your say on the new public facing name for Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Closing date: February 15, 2019
User research conducted in 2018 found that barriers to accessing service included the public-facing name and the website. The website redevelopment has already started and will improve navigation and reduce the legalistic language used in the information content. It’s now your chance to have a say about what a new public-facing name might be.
Closing date: February 28, 2019
This project aims to address the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices. The current regulatory framework does not provide for the use of new and innovative personal-use devices that are readily available for sale today as they do not necessarily fit within existing vehicle classification. This also affects individuals that require the use of mobility devices due to technical restrictions set out in the Australian Road Rules.
Mental health experts have called on Headspace to make its waiting lists public amid concerns that suicidal teens are dying while waiting up to three months to see a psychologist.
This report provides an outline of Victorian Government funded mental health services and the Victorians who accessed them for treatment, care and support in 2017-18.