Thu 19 October 2017Jobs growth beats expectations to drive trend unemployment down to its lowest level since March 2013
Thu 19 October 2017The NDIS is at least a year behind schedule and the rush to catch up has compromised the quality of care.
Thu 19 October 2017Former prime minister Tony Abbott's attack on a 2015 report into children in immigration detention has been raised during a United Nations examination of Australia's human rights record.
Thu 19 October 2017From gun-related violence in Fisher to keeping the sun shining in Woden, here's the latest news.
Thu 19 October 2017The Abbott government's treatment of the Human Rights Commission has been questioned by a UN committee as Australia's rights record is examined.
Thu 19 October 2017The rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, the biggest ever review of the scheme predicts.
Wed 18 October 2017Despite high hopes for the NDIS at its rollout 15 months ago, mother-of-two Briana Blackett says the scheme has left her family feeling like "they're not worth" the help.
Wed 18 October 2017Disability support services will undergo a major shake-up as the federal agency responsible tries to improve the experience of participants and providers.
Wed 18 October 2017People with disabilities will soon get face-to-face help — instead of phone calls — to plan their NDIS packages after the scheme received widespread condemnation over a lack of proper consultation.
Wed 18 October 2017Harris van Beek was a powerful force who had the gentlest bearing.
Wed 18 October 2017A human rights organisation says the Myanmar army is deliberately starving Rohingya Muslims to force them to flee to Bangladesh, with more than half a million having already escaped across the border.
Wed 18 October 2017MADRID (Reuters) - The political upheaval from Catalonia's proposed split from Spain has held up negotiations to renew the Spanish soccer league's international television rights deals, La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday.
Tue 17 October 2017MUMBAI (Reuters) - Losing the Indian Premier League broadcast rights to Star India was disappointing but Sony Pictures Networks believes it has enough cricket in its portfolio to challenge their main rivals after striking a new deal with Cricket Australia last week.
Tue 17 October 2017Martin Heng's biggest concern when he's travelling overseas is making sure his wheelchair is not a pile of unusable metal by the time he reaches the other end.
Tue 17 October 2017Poverty is an overwhelming burden for parents; impossible to escape and happens in ways which are not always obvious to those of us lucky enough to live comfortably.
Tue 17 October 2017This week Australia was elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.
Tue 17 October 2017Harris van Beek was a powerful force who had the gentlest bearing.
Tue 17 October 2017Wali wrote of Afghan women: "During this entire time I carried with me their pleading voices and ultimately their screams, while the world looked away."
Tue 17 October 2017Australia was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Tuesday, despite the UN body criticising Australia for its poor record on the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in detention.
Tue 17 October 2017The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
Tue 17 October 2017Single parents Erin and Leon have it out over whether mums and dads are on an equal playing field when a relationship breaks down.
Tue 17 October 2017Australia is elected among 15 nations to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, the agency responsible for protecting human rights around the world.
Tue 17 October 2017Australia has won its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council as detractors slammed the country's stance on asylum seekers.
Mon 16 October 2017The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
Mon 16 October 2017Mark McGowan says it was wrong for his department to allow Liberal MP Peter Katsambanis to move to an upstairs office overlooking Hillarys boat harbour that lacks disabled access — but he will not be forcing him to relocate.
Mon 16 October 2017Up to half of all groups who advocate on behalf of people with a disability in NSW face being wiped out by funding cuts as the state government hands over responsibility for disability services to the Commonwealth, new figures show.
Mon 16 October 2017Niddrie MP Ben Carroll has been promoted to the Andrews government's frontbench.
Mon 16 October 2017This Tunley braille globe is being digitised at the State Library. It's a fascinating learning tool for vision impaired children that was invented in Queensland.
Mon 16 October 2017A project is launched to save an intricate Braille globe invented in Queensland in the 1950s — and share the story of the "fairy godfather of blind children" behind it.
Mon 16 October 2017A coalition of NGOs is set to deliver a damning picture of what it calls "Australia's backward slide" on human rights when it delivers a report to an expert panel of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.
Mon 16 October 2017Wheelchair user Sam Connor says she can't access the offices of 15 MPs, including Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop's — and fed up of feeling like a second-class citizen, she has taken the matter to the Human Rights Commission.
Mon 16 October 2017The former US Democratic presidential nominee hit out at "endemic misogyny" she said partly caused her loss.
Mon 16 October 2017A disabled woman says she can't access the offices of 15 MPs because she is in a wheelchair, and the suggestion she can meet MPs in public places is unacceptable.
Sun 15 October 2017Hillarys MP Peter Katsambanis has just moved into a new office with sweeping ocean views, but it's only accessible via a narrow staircase. Disability advocates say it breaches anti-discrimination laws — and it's not the only one.
Sat 14 October 2017All Syrian Islamic State fighters have left the city of Raqqa, which was previously known as the terror group's de facto capital, according to a human rights monitor.
Fri 13 October 2017We’re changing the way you log on to your Centrelink online account. You’ll need to use your myGov username and password.
Fri 13 October 2017The Italian fashion house says it will join an alliance of fur-free luxury companies and sell off remaining accessories and clothing made with animal fur at a charity auction, with proceeds going to animal rights organisations.
Fri 13 October 2017The United Nations will hold elections for two spots on the Human Rights Council and Australia's bid is likely to get up.
Thu 12 October 2017Peter and Sayuri Innes have brought more than sushi to Phillip Island — their son Youki is a much-loved town identity.
Thu 12 October 2017As same-sex couples in Australia argue for the right to marry, in the United Kingdom, it is unmarried heterosexual couples fighting for legal recognition of their relationships.
Thu 12 October 2017As same-sex couples in Australia argue for the right to marry, in the United Kingdom, it is heterosexual couples fighting for legal recognition of their relationships.
Thu 12 October 2017Australia has the highest poverty rate in the OECD for people with a disability. The barriers to, and discrimination in, the workplace are part of the reason.
Wed 11 October 2017Tracey Ayton is on a mission to create something she believes will be the first of its kind in Australia — a purpose-built swim centre where people with special needs come first.
Tue 10 October 2017Chief Minister Andrew Barr says he might have confused two blocks at Glebe Park.
Tue 10 October 2017Afterpay and zipPay have refused their service to Canberra party plan business The Pleasure Box.
Tue 10 October 2017Tonight on The Drum: Hamish Macdonald is joined by Principal Solicitor at Shelly Legal Lydia Shelly, City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithouklas, and RN Health Report’s Norman Swan.
Tue 10 October 2017The body representing Victorian independent schools has rubbished claims it is inflating student disability data to receive more funding.
Tue 10 October 2017A round of golf is challenging enough for most, but a group of golfers with a vision impairment have mastered the sport and descended on Sydney for the Blind Golf Australian Open.
Tue 10 October 2017From living in a Vietnamese orphanage to representing Australia at sport, blind songwriter David Truong's road to success as a musician has taken a few detours.
Tue 10 October 2017The Pension Supplement is stopping for people who live overseas or travel outside Australia for more than 6 weeks.
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