Tue 16 May 2017There were a number of significant family law changes buried in an obscure nook of the budget, writes Jacqueline Maley.
Tue 16 May 2017RBA minutes show board members are concerned they may have to cut rates if more Australians aren't able to get the jobs they want.
Tue 16 May 2017Parents pay a high price for home educating children with a disability whose needs are not met by schools.
Tue 16 May 2017Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is off to New York to launch Australia's bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Mon 15 May 2017Disability groups have urged Opposition Leader Bill Shorten not to play politics with the National Disability Insurance Scheme, describing an increase to the Medicare levy as a fair way to secure its future.
Sun 14 May 2017There were a number of significant family law changes buried in an obscure nook of the budget, writes Jacqueline Maley.
Sat 13 May 2017Uncertainty over how the National Disability Insurance Scheme will fund student placements.
Sat 13 May 2017There were a number of significant family law changes buried in an obscure nook of the budget, writes Jacqueline Maley.
Fri 12 May 2017
Fri 12 May 2017Centrelink rules that denied a far north Queensland shark attack victim the disability support pension are reasonable, according to the man's federal MP Warren Entsch.
Thu 11 May 2017Sam Bloom became a paraplegic after falling from a rickety balcony while on holiday in Thailand. Now a best-selling book called Penguin Bloom – about a visiting magpie that helped Sam’s family to recover – will be made into a film starring Naomi Watts.
Thu 11 May 2017PARIS (Reuters) - French telecoms operator SFR Group has beaten Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus and Qatari-controlled beIN Sports channels in gaining the rights to broadcast Champions League soccer matches until 2021 in France.
Thu 11 May 2017A man whose leg was "chomped and shredded" by a shark is told to undergo rehabilitation and get a prosthesis fitted before Centrelink considers paying him a disability support pension.
Thu 11 May 2017The detention of teenagers at Victoria's maximum security adult prison is ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court for a second time, forcing the State Government to find another place to house the juvenile detainees.
Thu 11 May 2017Bill Wellington's family say specialist therapy is the life raft that's helped them cope with his acquired brain injury, but within months that service will cease to exist.
Thu 11 May 2017Scott Morrison has delivered one of the least conventional, and most effective, post budget sales pitches in memory.
Wed 10 May 2017Scott Morrison has delivered one of the least conventional, and most effective, post budget sales pitches in memory.
Wed 10 May 2017Scott Morrison's plan to utilise Australia's "big hearts" to fund the NDIS is under threat, with both Labor and the Greens raising concerns over the funding plan.
Wed 10 May 2017
Wed 10 May 2017Two printing businesses in central Victoria, which employ workers with disabilities, are set to close before Christmas due in part to changes brought about by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Wed 10 May 2017Random drug tests and higher hurdles for welfare payments are not the answer to solving long-term joblessness, according to regional employment service providers.
Wed 10 May 2017Welfare groups say while they are relieved that some budget savings measures have been junked, they are accusing the Government of vilifying the unemployed.
Wed 10 May 2017Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Medicare levy increase was necessary to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Wed 10 May 2017Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended the increase to the Medicare levy, saying it's important the national disability insurance scheme is fully funded.
Wed 10 May 2017Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defends the Medicare levy hike announced in last night's federal budget, saying there "could be no better reason" than funding the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Follow live.
Wed 10 May 2017Victoria's Education Department admits it got some NAPLAN guidelines wrong and made last-minute changes the day before testing started.
Wed 10 May 2017Victorian disability workers will march on parliament to protest against ongoing pay negotiations and moving public services to the private sector.
Tue 9 May 2017Taxpayers will pay a higher Medicare levy of 2.5 per cent from July 2019 to close a funding gap that has plagued the National Disability Insurance Scheme and ensure the scheme can become fully operational by 2020.
Tue 9 May 2017The human rights watchdog is investigating allegations of abuse inside Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.
Tue 9 May 2017Perth man Leslie Ovens suffocated after falling from his wheelchair in 2013, but a coronial inquest finds his life may not have been saved, even if a carer had turned up to attend to him as scheduled that night.
Mon 8 May 2017In a sort of modern barn-raising project using volunteer labour, a hempcrete house is being constructed in regional NSW to provide an accessible and clean-air environment for triplets with muscular dystrophy.
Mon 8 May 2017
Mon 8 May 2017Films made by people living with disabilities will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival this year, in a bid to break down stigmas and stop discrimination.
Sun 7 May 2017ATO makes historic concession while signs of a truce emerge in Human Services' long war.
Sun 7 May 2017City Origin win the final clash against Country in Mudgee, claiming a 20-10 win, with Paul Gallen kicking the final points after the siren.
Sat 6 May 2017The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warns the bloc won't discuss a future relationship with Britain until all 27 member states are reassured that EU citizens living in the UK will be treated "properly and humanely".
Sat 6 May 2017SAO PAULO (Reuters) - More than 20 Brazil-based footballers have won damages from the makers of top-selling video games and another 80 are lining up with similar suits that allege they are owed money for image rights, a lawyer for the players said on Friday.
Fri 5 May 2017Scammers are targeting people with messages claiming to be from myGov.
Thu 4 May 2017Disability service providers demand urgent improvements to the National Disability Insurance Scheme as complaints mount about poor-quality plans.
Wed 3 May 2017ATO makes historic concession while signs of a truce emerge in Human Services' long war.
Wed 3 May 2017A South Carolina policeman who was filmed shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a traffic stop pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawful killing while performing official duties, which could bring up to life in prison.
Wed 3 May 2017US President Donald Trump's affections for totalitarian leaders have grown beyond Russia's president.
Wed 3 May 2017The National Disability Insurance Scheme is too important to too many people to turn into a fiscal football.
Tue 2 May 2017ZURICH (Reuters) - Euro 2024 hosting candidates Germany and Turkey have been told that they must meet specific criteria for human and labour rights and anti-corruption measures for their bids to be considered.
Tue 2 May 2017Eligible carers will be paid Carer Supplement and Child Disability Assistance Payment from 1 July 2017.
Tue 2 May 2017Brian Caccianiga is sitting in his wheelchair on the corner of William and Latrobe streets in the CBD and he's fuming.
Mon 1 May 2017I'm tired of influential people using disability slurs as insults. As long as these people continue to use them, the average person in the workplace or schoolyard or street will think it's OK, too.
Mon 1 May 2017Brian Caccianiga is sitting in his wheelchair on the corner of William and Latrobe streets in the CBD and he's fuming.
Mon 1 May 2017Doors so heavy it takes a number of people to hold them open, a dilapidated sewage system and no green space. After years of teaching children with severe disabilities in run-down facilities, a Melbourne principal will now knock it all down and start again.
Mon 1 May 2017A mentoring program pairs emerging artists with a disability with experienced practitioners to see their creative projects come to life.
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