Jane* has lived with severe depression and anxiety for the last 15 years outside a small town in rural Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
In a joint statement released on Tuesday, the group of more than 25 different organisations, called on senators to block the mobility allowance bill that is currently before the Senate.
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
The public sector is well suited to employing people with autism but more needs to be done to foster workplace diversity, according to disability employment advocate Bill Gamack.
Financial consultants warned the state government more than a decade ago that it would not share in the profits from the Kew Cottages redevelopment if it agreed to reduce the size of the $500 million-plus project, which it subsequently did.
As an ABC journalist for almost two decades, one issue I have reported on that has rattled me more than any other is the discrimination against people with a disability in Australia’s justice system.
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”.