How Young Disability Activists Are Using TikTok To Make A Difference

“We grow up learning that ‘disabled’ is a bad thing. It’s something you don’t want to be, that to call yourself that is somehow defeatist, that you should be trying to overcome it rather than embracing it,” Britt says. “And so I think it’s really, really cool to have people sharing the things that they love about being disabled or celebrating their bodies or talking about the unique perspectives that it gives them on the world.”

Victorian Government graduate program

Closing date: August 23, 2021

To make Victoria innovative and progressive,  people with a range of skills, backgrounds and lived experiences are needed. The graduate program has streams tailored to what you studied at university and pathways you can opt into, if you’re an applicant with disability or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.  You will be supported to learn and grow with mentors, peer networks and training and you’ll do real work that shapes the role of government and improves the lives of Victorians.

Legislation and regulation in Australia: Children and young people with disability in primary and secondary education settings’.

The report provides a general description of how Commonwealth funding for education operates; a detailed explanation of how laws regulating education for students with disability function in each jurisdiction; and an examination of each jurisdiction’s anti-discrimination laws as they apply to education (including the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 issued under that Act.)

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program (ILC) Sector Informants Survey

Closing date: August 13, 2021

You are invited to participate in a short online survey as part of a Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) research project. It takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete. The survey results will be used to analyse the activities being delivered under the current ILC strategy and conduct a gap analysis to identify potential areas for future investments.

The 2021 Census

Closing date: August 10, 2021

This year the Census will count every person and household in Australia on the night of Tuesday 10 August. Every person in Australia needs to be included in the Census, so that Census data is as accurate as possible. This includes visitors to Australia, international students and babies. The information collected in the Census helps … Continued

Story teller pitch for IDPWD 2021

Closing date: August 9, 2021

For International Day of People with Disability, the ABC is looking to commission a series of factual stories to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms. To be eligible to submit your pitch you need tolive in Australia, be over 18, have a disability and be available to work on your content between September and November 2021. Your story might be about your lived experience, an issue you see affecting your community, a stereotype you want to dispel or a celebration of life as a person with disability. You will be paid for your work.

The NDIS stories in our Bendigo region | online magazine

Work is ongoing to better support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to take control of the decisions that impact them, and you can see from the great stories in our magazine that the old saying, “No man is an island”, is so true, as we all need a hand now and again.

Disability Royal Commission (DRC) Coordinator / Advocate

Closing date: August 6, 2021

This part time role is to take a lead role in providing individual and systemic DRC advocacy and coordinating MEDAs response to identifying and engaging people with disability from CALD and ATSI backgrounds within our service area who could benefit from having Disability Royal Commission advocacy support.   You possess strong interpersonal and program co-ordination skills and have experience providing advocacy alongside people with disability in particular people from CALD communities. 

For further information and to request a Position Description, contact Jan Mattrow:
T: 98777 990. 

Business Support Officer Part Time

Closing date: August 4, 2021

This part-time role (5 hours/week) provides business and administrative support to the office. This role works closely with the Executive Officer to provide support for MEDA’s Advocacy Programs, volunteer support, communication and fundraising objectives. You possess strong interpersonal skills and have experience providing business administration in a not for profit organisation. You are highly organised and are familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, digital platforms ie social media and marketing tools ie. CANVA. 

For further information and a copy of the Position Description contact Jan Mattrow:
T: 98777 990. 

NDIS: Reynolds flags new approach for tier 2 of NDIS

In her first major speech since independent assessments were killed off earlier this month, Senator Reynolds suggested that better supporting people with disabilities who weren’t eligible for individual NDIS plans would help ease pressure on the scheme.

Belonging Matters Podcast

This podcast series is for people with disabilities, family and friends of people with disabilities, and anyone interested in providing a more inclusive life for people with disabilities. The podcast is a collection of real life stories focused on the good life for people with disabilities sourced from people with disabilities and their families, and a spectrum of professionals and advocates.