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NDIS housing rules for people with a disability could be life-changing

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules were tabled in federal parliament in mid-March. The new rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables those people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.

Disability groups unite against mobility allowance cuts

They argued the current mobility allowance was already “inadequate” to cover the full cost of transport for many people. “This bill will make things much harder, with very little savings for the government,” the group said in the statement.

Bullied: Chloe (ep.2)

A ABC documentary tackling the issues of bullying in schools. This episode follows the story of Chloe, a girl with a disability, experiencing bullying at her mainstream school and the experimental process of trying to stop the bullying and change the culture of the school. Caution: Distressing content, viewer discretion advised.

Disability groups stand together against transport cuts

National and state disability groups have come together to campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability, and today released a joint statement outlining their concerns. “The changes, put forward by the Federal Government, will leave many people with disability without access to the transport they need to go to work, … Continue reading

Stawell’s Stella Young inducted into Honour Roll for Women

Former Stawell woman, comedian, journalist and disability activist Stella Young was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women on Monday. Stella was born with the genetic condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which she described as having “dodgy bones”.