Project Inclusion Worker at Reinforce

Closing date: February 11, 2023

Reinforce are seeking a Project inclusion Worker, experienced in working with people with intellectual disability, on a peer led Training Unit. Closing Friday 10th February 2023

New sexual harassment/discrimination service

The Disability Discrimination Legal Service (“DDLS”) is pleased to announce our new sexual harassment/discrimination service. This is a four year project funded by the Federal Attorney General’s National Legal Assistance Partnership. In addition to our regular discrimination service for people with disabilities, we now offer a service to women with disabilities who have experienced sexual … Continued

Review of Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services for Women with Disability

Closing date: February 28, 2023

The Department of Social Services (the Department) has engaged KPMG to undertake a review of the accessibility of mainstream and specialist family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) services for women with disability. This review will ultimately result in a final report containing the project findings as well as the development of guidance materials for FDSV … Continued

Everyone can Work – employment pathway for people with intellectual disability

When it comes to navigating employment supports for people with intellectual disability, it can be hard to know where to start. The Everyone Can Work website is for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters. It brings together information about Australian Government employment supports, the lived experience of families and people with intellectual disability, … Continued

Own Motion Inquiry into aspects of supported accommodation report

This first Inquiry focused on the experiences of NDIS participants living in supported accommodation. The Inquiry examined reportable incidents and complaints that have been made to the NDIS Commission in connection with the supported accommodation services provided by 7 of the largest providers of these services over the period 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2022. The inquiry report describes trends in issues that are occurring in supported accommodation, what is causing those issues, models of best practice to eliminate or address these issues, and how the NDIS Commission can use its powers to support the delivery of higher standards of support in these settings.

2020 Report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

The purpose of the annual Charter Report is to examine the operation of the Charter in any given year – how it interacts with law and policy to protect and promote human rights. 2021 was another year of major upheaval in the lives of Victorians as they adapted to the Victorian Government’s public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This report continues to focus on the impact of COVID-19 and provides an update on the Charter issues that emerged in 2021 in relation to additional measures the Victorian Government took to protect Victorians.

NDIS: 2022 The Year In Review

The report provides insight on the major developments in legislation, policy, process and caselaw that impact NDIS participants, including the progress of promised reforms in 2022, as well as key areas where further investigation and reform is desired and expected. The report highlights 2022 as a year of significant change for the NDIS: “The wide scope of changes reflects a growing public awareness of the NDIS, its prominence as a political issue and pressure on government to fix the problems the disability community has been raising for many years.”

Independent disability advocacy: Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The submission is  informed by the collective knowledge and experience of  independent disability advocacy member organisations.  It explores the context, key barriers and challenges for the disability advocacy sector and outlines recommendations to support achieving positive outcomes for people with disability throughout Australia by eliminating the risk of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Reporting suicide and mental ill-health: A resource for media professionals

Closing date: January 30, 2012

This guide aims to provide some practical tips on safe ways for discussing, reporting and publishing of content, which references mental health or mental ill-health to ensure any risks are managed while increasing the community understanding of mental ill-health.  The guide provides support and guidance to media professionals when reporting, portraying or communicating about suicide or mental ill-health.

Australia misses 20-year public transport accessibility target as many train and tram networks fail people with disabilities

Australia has 960 train stations, and by the end of 2017, each state was required to have ensured that 90 per cent of their stations met accessibility standards. “Across the country, we would be at best 50 per cent compliance to those standards,” said Susie Pascoe, CEO of Sterling Infrastructure — a company that delivers services across Australia’s rail network and assesses the accessibility of stations and walkways around trains.

Watchdog reveals thousands of reports of sexual misconduct, injury, abuse and neglect in disability group homes

There have been more than 7,000 serious incidents — including sexual misconduct, serious injury, abuse and neglect — in disability group homes over the past four years, according to a startling new report from the NDIS complaints watchdog. The report followed an inquiry into disability group homes, set up to identify trends among issues occurring in the sector and how best to address them.

Wait down for NDIS patients in hospital

The minister announced earlier this month that the average waiting time across Australia for NDIS participants medically fit for discharge from hospital is now 33 days. This is down from an average of 160 days in Victoria at the time of the federal election.