This episode DSC speak with Alice Patten, First Nations advocate and parent of a child with a disability and Carol Berry, CEO of Disability Trust on their collaborative journey to foster an environment where cultural safety thrives at every level of disability care and service provision.
Chronic illness, disability and her “little disaster project”: Natalia Stawyskyj writes about making magical-realist short, All Silent Dogs
In this article for Cinema Australia, Natalia Stawyskyj writes about her film All Silent Dogs. All Silent Dogs is streaming as part of https://www.artsaccess.com.au/toff/. Online and free until Thursday 7 December via ACMI Cinema 3.
Peter Voelker is fighting to find out why NDIS funding was slashed for his daughter, who has severe disabilities
Single father Peter Voelker is fighting an uphill battle to find out why tens of thousands of dollars were suddenly stripped from the plan that treats his daughter, who has severe disabilities. Eight-year-old Ellie needs care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Women living with disabilities are almost twice as likely to experience domestic violence than those without, but most will not seek help.
As minister Bill Shorten prepares to release the findings from a sweeping review of the NDIS, the head of its regulator faces allegations she was aware or should have been aware of abuse exposed by the media
A new report from People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has revealed the significant barriers women and children with disability face when accessing domestic and family violence services. The report, produced as part of the national peak body’s Building Access Project, outlines the roadmap forward to ensure these essential services are safe, inclusive and accessible to … Continued
I stumbled into comedy in 2019. I enrolled in a six-week workshop in Byron Bay, to challenge myself creatively. In the first week, the teacher asked why we were there. I said: “I’m disabled, and I have stuff to say.”
Minister for the NDIS and Government Services, Bill Shorten talks about Disability Royal Commission, NDIS and other issues at this door stop interview.
Closing date: December 19, 2023
Are you passionate about the health rights of people with intellectual disability? Do you want to be a part of the newly established National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health? The Centre is now looking for people to be on their Council.
Recognised on 3 December, IDPwD aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. Our IDPwD theme for 2023 is ‘We’re better together’. It highlights that as a community, workplace, team, friendship group or family – we’re better together. By recognising the talents, skills, experience and ideas of all ensures better outcomes for all. … Continued
A committee of the Victorian Parliament is asking for your help. The committee is asking people with disabilities to fill out a survey about the 2022 Victorian election. They want to know what went well and what can be improved. You can do the survey online or download an easy English version. If you choose … Continued
PDA recently wrote a Position Statement on the Treatment of Passengers with Physical Disabilities on Airlines & in Australian Airports which will be included as a submission to the Aviation White Paper.
A diagnosis of autism is unlikely to be enough to guarantee future access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme as the government prepares to clarify that individualised packages were designed only for Australians with profound disabilities.
This new resource created in partnership with CP-Achieve provides guidance around setting NDIS goals.