Closing date: September 24, 2023
Are you passionate about advancing the rights of women with disabilities? Women with Disabilities Victoria is a vibrant organisation of women with disabilities working for women with disabilities in Victoria. They currently have two vacancies – Gender and Disability Training Coordinator and Gender and Disability Program Support Officer. Any enquiries regarding the role please contact … Continued
Closing date: September 22, 2023
What is it? A minimum 18-month appointment to the Consumer Voice Working Group (CVWG). The Consumer Voice Working Group will help SCV and the Department of Health to better capture and respond to data on the healthcare experience of consumers and carers in Victoria. Is it paid? Yes. It is a paid position. Attendance will … Continued
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) has launched a fascinating new report entitled Redesigning the NDIS, an international perspective on an Australian Disability Support System. DANA commissioned Dr Simon Duffy of the Self-directed Support (SDS) Network and Citizen Network to compile the report in time for the NDIS Review. The report, which was co-authored by Summer Foundation’s Dr Mark … Continued
Dating can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for anyone, but if you’ve got a disability, the barriers can be much higher. Just ask Jerusha Mather. The biomedical student with cerebral palsy said she found dating especially difficult because of negative attitudes and stereotypes
Introducing herself at the inaugural meeting of a federal arts funding body, Caroline Bowditch showed a photo of herself dancing on a table at the age of five. “I rather fancied myself as Olivia Newton-John,” she told AAP. Bowditch, who describes herself as a proud disabled person and wheelchair user, has been dancing and performing for as … Continued
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill Shorten said the programs funded by these grants will help build the capacity of people with disability and better connect them with their communities.
The Victoria Health Department have developed a range of fact sheets, video content, easy English guides, posters and other supporting communications products, including information that will be translated into community languages on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.
Many of you may know about the NDIS Independent Review process currently underway to put people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS and restore trust, confidence and pride in the scheme. Relevant to our sector, findings from the review found that early intervention for children is frequently not based on best practice, … Continued
A bold plan to resurrect Australia’s first horse-riding school for people with disabilities has been hatched after a charity controversially closed the centre earlier this year – a move one community leader described as like “having the heart ripped out”.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has come under intense scrutiny in recent times, both for its cost and for how challenging some participants have found it to get support. Some of the debate has focused on the support needs of autistic people. But there’s concern they’re under particular pressure as the NDIS plans for its … Continued
Together: Building an Inclusive Youth Sector is an online resource that supports the Victorian youth sector and those who work with young people to be more accessible and inclusive of young disabled people. Together ensures that disabled young people have their human rights met and are able to access the same services and community activities … Continued
Opening of the Carpentaria Disability SDA property The Hon Bill Shorten MP Transcripts BILL SHORTEN, MINISTER FOR THE NDIS AND GIVERNMENT SERVICE: Good morning. It’s great to be here with Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Minister Ngaree Ah Kit at the opening of this amazing facility for people with profound and severe disability. The Northern Territory is … Continued
On the new episode of the Reasonable and Necessary Podcast, Dr George Taleporos @drgeorgethecrip speaks with Mitchell Skipsey from Public Interest Advocacy Centre and NDIS participant and activist Felice Vaiani about #NDIS appeals and what to do when your plan doesn’t meet your needs.