Victoria is spending more than $5 million to help tackle family violence, particularly against woman with disabilities.
FORMER member says not being part of a council-run activity group has been “devastating” for many of those asked to leave after the National Disability Insurance Scheme came to town.
Those with a psychosocial disability are having significant difficulty accessing the scheme, University of Sydney study finds
Queensland woman, Maree Crabtree has been arrested, accused of poisoning her two adult children, Erin and Jonathon, with prescription medications over a period of five years. Both victims have been described as “severely disabled”.
Education in 2017 was a year dominated by funding formulas, NAPLAN and challenges over supporting children with a disability. According to the latest Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), more than 470,000 (12.4%) school students received some form of support due to a disability that required extra funding.
Centrelink telephone wait times ballooned last financial year, amid horror stories of people waiting more than an hour for help.
Concerns have been raised that people with severe mental health issues are “falling through the gaps” of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the government has acknowledged transition problems exist for many participants of a psychosocial disabilities support program.
The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is on a collision course with state and federal agencies over “interface” problems with other systems such as health and aged care after revelations that a woman has spent 15 months in a hospital bed due to inaction.
Disability organisations have hit out at a $646,000 project funded and endorsed by the federal government that one expert says shows “quite horrifying” examples of how to include children with disability in the classroom.
When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and certainly don’t challenge her. But they are far less accepting of her, often invisible, disabilities – and sometimes even hostile