Posted March 17, 2023
Cameron Bloomfield hasn’t had a routine dental check-up since he was in primary school. Apart from learning to brush his teeth from his parents, Mr Bloomfield has never been taught about oral health or supported to maintain it, even while living in a group home.
Posted February 24, 2023
AMA analysis reveals that targeted programs that address hospital exit block could save an estimated $811.6 million to $2.17 billion a year.
Posted February 17, 2023
New report finds reducing hospital discharge delays for NDIS participants has saved up to half a billion dollars so far, as governments meet to set the disability sector’s 12-month agenda.
Posted February 10, 2023
In today’s society, attitudes towards accepting and diagnosing neurodivergent disorders have become a more positive and common practice, but you still might find it hard to obtain a diagnosis.
Posted February 6, 2023
VMIAC CEO Craig Wallace was at the Mental Health Equity and Access Forum in Canberra this week. He met with Minister Mark Butler and Assistant Minister Emma McBride in Canberra this week. He shares his thoughts on the announced $7.5 million in funding to establish two national mental health peak bodies, one for consumers and … Continued
Posted January 24, 2023
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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.
Posted January 19, 2023
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.
Posted December 2, 2022
However, these barriers could be avoided if government policies and services were changed to provide the supports and services that would allow people with disability to be equal members of an accessible society.
Posted November 25, 2022
Since its establishment in 2019, the Disability Royal Commission has put the spotlight on the public trustee system, exposing countless cases of people losing control of their lives under the system. Investigative reporter Anne Connolly has been at the latest hearings and she joined RN Breakfast to discuss.
Posted November 4, 2022
Longfellow is her brother’s only living relative, his next of kin and nominated carer. These final two titles should enable her access to her brother’s documents. But she’s spent the past three years fighting the NDIS for information, going back and forth with FOI requests, with many rejected or returned in heavily redacted format.
Posted October 24, 2022
“I’m very wary about the rhetoric we’ve had in this country about welfare reform, and the narrative that disabled people don’t have lives worth living. We’ve seen these regressive ideas played out in the management of the pandemic.
Posted October 15, 2022
These changes signal the end of most legislated COVID safeguards. Rules to enforce mask-wearing on public transport, vaccination for entry to public spaces, and isolation of close contacts have been dropped by state and territory governments in recent months.
Posted September 30, 2022
More patients with a disability who have been medically cleared but are stuck waiting in hospital for a NDIS plan will be able to go home earlier, with the Andrews Labor Government expanding a program to reduce bed block around the state. The $39 million Pathways to Home program helps patients with a disability transition home or into home-like accommodation once they are medically fit for discharge from hospital, and while they await their permanent accommodation plans through the NDIS.
Posted September 16, 2022
Minister Shorten said the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is implementing an operational plan to reduce the time taken for participants to be discharged from hospital.
Posted September 15, 2022
A recent report found the main reason for the delay in discharging people with disabilities was getting plans and funding approved.