Tue 6 June 2017Every month, workers with disabilities in Geelong prevent 50 tonnes of waste going into landfill by recycling everything from polystyrene to old electronics.
Tue 6 June 2017The boss of the agency delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme says it has failed in meeting standards and expectations, and preparation for the transition to full rollout warrants "significant improvement".
Tue 6 June 2017Every month, disabled workers in Geelong prevent 50 tonnes of waste going into landfill by recycling everything from polystyrene to old electronics.
Mon 5 June 2017Australia's nine major human rights bodies have rebuffed the Turnbull government over its sceptical reception of the Uluru Statement, strongly backing the proposal to enshrine a "First Nations Voice" in the constitution.
Mon 5 June 2017Optus is in hot water for slashing data inclusions attached to its prepaid products without telling customers who would be negatively affected.
Sun 4 June 2017LeBron James shows leadership as he calls for racial equality in the United States, writes Tracey Holmes.
Sat 3 June 2017An old legal rule allows employers to keep their employees idle.
Sat 3 June 2017On the 25th anniversary of the Mabo High Court Decision, Eddie Mabo's widow recalls the "proud as punch" moment she learned her late husband's legal challenge was successful.
Sat 3 June 2017He was dubbed a rising star of the culinary scene, but Mat Fury says he has reached the high point of his career cooking for sick children and their families at Queensland's only children's hospice.
Fri 2 June 2017Owners of supported residential facilities are demanding clarity from the SA Government about what impact the NDIS will have on future funding.
Fri 2 June 2017Cinemagoers are usually urged to switch off mobile phones when the lights dim for a movie, but a new app for the vision-impaired will enhance their film-going experience.
Thu 1 June 2017A new pilot program, to be expanded from July if successful, aims to fast-track applications for disability pensions.
Wed 31 May 2017Former WA premier Colin Barnett has called a Perth radio station to discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which he says was rushed.
Wed 31 May 2017Remember, from 1 July 2017 the age you need to be eligible for the Age Pension is changing.
Wed 31 May 2017Before you give away your income and assets, it’s important you understand how it can affect your payment.
Wed 31 May 2017South Australian schools excluding and unnecessarily restraining students with disabilities should face tangible consequences, a parliamentary committee examining the education system finds.
Wed 31 May 2017Perth twins Caitlin and Bethany Hannen-Williams have faced many challenges since they began losing their sight four years ago, but one battle their mother did not predict was a fight for them to be taught braille.
Wed 31 May 2017The federal government will introduce legislation to establish a national oversight body for disability services.
Wed 31 May 2017Social Services Minister Christian Porter will reignite a debate over stalled savings measures today by re-introducing plans to cut a carbon tax compensation payment for new welfare recipients.
Tue 30 May 2017Former Indigenous agency chief Russell Taylor urged the APS to engage with Aboriginal communities.
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Tue 30 May 2017Without a roadworthy, wheelchair-accessible vehicle, James Baxter-O'Shea spends much of his day sitting at home in front of a computer screen, but the small NSW community of Oberon is committed to ensuring he can go places.
Tue 30 May 2017A brief history of some of the pinnacles and plummets for Aboriginal Australians to hold their right to vote in South Australia.
Tue 30 May 2017A Queensland Rail passenger says she and others with disabilities are fed up with having to call before they travel to check they will be able to access train platforms.
Tue 30 May 2017French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised "the whole truth" about an alleged crackdown on gay men in Chechnya.
Tue 30 May 2017The federal government will crack down on convicted pedophiles from travelling overseas, in what could give Australia the toughest anti-child sex tourism laws.
Mon 29 May 2017The Turnbull government has quashed a fresh call for a royal commission into allegations of violence and abuse of Australians with disabilities.
Mon 29 May 2017A new poll shows there is widespread concern in the community about the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Mon 29 May 2017World-first research is underway in Newcastle using facial-recognition technology to improve intellectual disability diagnoses.
Sun 28 May 2017The NDIS has been accused of ushering in a period of greater bureaucracy and neglect for some disabled people.
Sun 28 May 2017A woman in a wheelchair is left stranded in a Brisbane railyard after Queensland Rail employees forget to help her disembark from a train, with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad since apologising to the woman.
Sat 27 May 2017Justin Le Couteur said he suffered 'indirect discrimination' at work because of his disability.
Sat 27 May 2017A hobby farm is credited with changing the lives of people with disabilities — offering both therapy and the possibility of developing job skills.
Sat 27 May 2017Families are crediting a hobby farm on the Sunshine Coast with changing the lives of young people with disabilities.
Sat 27 May 2017It's a moral compass tipping wildly out of kilter, writes Garry Linnell.
Sat 27 May 2017An internationally renowned artist says he will spend his Australia Council award winnings on art supplies, his family, and his fishing hobby.
Fri 26 May 2017The Federal Government rejects renewed calls for a royal commission into the abuse of people with a disability, saying that what it is currently doing for people in care is "a much better response than yet another inquiry".
Fri 26 May 2017The arena named after the tennis great has taken to Twitter to reject her stance on same-sex marriage.
Fri 26 May 2017Advocates have described the daily barriers faced by people with disabilities.
Fri 26 May 2017Margaret Court's boycott of Qantas should result in her name being stripped from the Australian Open venue.
Fri 26 May 2017Changes to centralise two regional taxi company's call centres to Tasmania create anxiety with regular customers with disabilities who said they do not feel safe.
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Fri 26 May 2017It's a moral compass tipping wildly out of kilter, writes Garry Linnell.
Fri 26 May 2017Federal Labor is calling for a royal commission into the abuse of people with a disability.
Thu 25 May 2017The number of participants on the National Disability Insurance Scheme aged over 65 could reach 100,000 in just 10 years, new research estimates.
Thu 25 May 2017Margaret Court's boycott of Qantas should result in her name being stripped from the Australian Open venue.
Wed 24 May 2017Papua New Guinea's central bank and the Australian Government are investigating how a new technology could help impoverished PNG villagers engage with banking, finance and the broader economy.
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