Sat 31 December 2016The federal government has announced businesswoman Helen Nugent will head the new-look National Disability Insurance Agency board.
Fri 30 December 2016Only 42 per cent of Northern Territorians signed up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme have received funding for their choice of "reasonable and necessary supports" to help them lead a more ordinary life.
Thu 29 December 2016More than half of the ACT's disability service providers say the transition to the NDIS has been negative.
Wed 28 December 2016SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The sports unit of cash-strapped Chinese technology giant LeEco will continue to broadcast English Premier League soccer games over the New Year after reaching a compromise with the rights holders over unpaid fees.
Tue 27 December 2016A year that was all about Timmy Cahill, expansion and TV rights.
Tue 27 December 2016A social media site created by a Tasmanian man and designed for people with disabilities is being praised by users as a useful place to make friends and to look for advice about services.
Sat 24 December 2016A serious motorbike accident left Mackay's Paul Schembri without the use of his legs, but his inventive tractor modification has ensured he remains in the drivers seat.
Sat 24 December 2016A good Samaritan gives an Adelaide mother the money to hire an electric wheelchair after her own broke down a month ago.
Sat 24 December 2016The inaugural chair of the agency running the National Disability Insurance Scheme emphasises the importance of his board's independence and experience in the disability sector, as he prepares to leave the role.
Sat 24 December 2016ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court has ruled in favour of Mediaset in a case involving TV soccer rights, scrapping a fine of 51.4 million euros (44.09 million pounds) imposed on the broadcaster earlier this year, a court document showed on Friday.
Fri 23 December 2016"Do you see what is happening to John Grant in the NRL at the moment? Nothing is off the cards."
Fri 23 December 2016Badges for people with invisible disabilities or conditions will be introduced permanently on London's public transport network.
Fri 23 December 2016The Philippines' independent rights watchdog said Thursday it will investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's boasts he killed criminals years ago, invoking a strong rebuke from the Filipino leader against a United Nations official who called for the murder probe.
Fri 23 December 2016Lilly Cascun has been blind since birth, but it hasn't stopped her dreaming of becoming a famous opera singer.
Fri 23 December 2016Nine-year-old blind girl Lilly Cascun hopes to one day stand on the stage to perform at Melbourne's Carols by Candlelight. This week she learnt that dreams can come true.
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Thu 22 December 2016Phelan saved more than one journalist from disasters in their copy
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Thu 22 December 2016Despite losing feeling in his legs after a motorcycle accident, Paul Schembri hasn't let anything stop him working on the land.
Thu 22 December 2016Around the world, political leaders faced with a choice between alleviating suffering, protecting and defending people's lives and human rights, and refusing or ignoring those rights, have all too often chosen the latter.
Thu 22 December 2016The NSW coroner orders the death of a disabled Aboriginal woman at the Campbelltown Hospital be further probed over allegations a senior doctor said she would have been treated differently if she was "normal".
Thu 22 December 2016The NSW coroner refers case of disabled Aboriginal woman Shona Hookey to the Health Care Complaints Commission after claims she would have been treated differently if she was "normal".
Thu 22 December 2016People with disabilities in Western Australia deserve to know the results of National Disability Insurance Scheme trials in the state, Federal Labor says.
Wed 21 December 2016Around the world, political leaders faced with a choice between alleviating suffering, protecting and defending people's lives and human rights, and refusing or ignoring those rights, have all too often chosen the latter.
Wed 21 December 2016Barney Miller is told he will never be able to breathe unassisted again — he goes on to win silver in the adaptive world surfing championships.
Wed 21 December 2016The New Horizons futsal team, catering for people living with a disability, gets ready to play in the national championships.
Wed 21 December 2016Barney Miller was told he would never be able to breathe unassisted again — he recently won silver in the adaptive world surfing championships.
Wed 21 December 2016Around the world, political leaders faced with a choice between alleviating suffering, protecting and defending people's lives and human rights; and refusing or ignoring those rights, they have all too often chosen the latter.
Wed 21 December 2016A quadriplegic man who completed medicine with distinction says he now fears unemployment as he waits for a job offer from Queensland Health.
Wed 21 December 2016From 1 July 2017 job seekers can earn up to $5,000 from horticultural seasonal work before their payment is affected.
Wed 21 December 2016Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that he killed three suspected kidnappers in a firefight in 1988 should be should be investigated by officials, the UN's human rights chief says.
Tue 20 December 2016The parents of a teenager with intellectual disabilities are seeking legal advice after he was commanded to perform a sexual act by another student on a school mini-bus which was supposed to be supervised by a chaperone.
Tue 20 December 2016If you do, we can ask you to pay off your Centrelink debts at any time.
Tue 20 December 2016From 1 July 2016, you need to have your bank details registered with Medicare to get your benefit. Make sure we can pay your benefit into your bank account.
Tue 20 December 2016When you have a disability, healthcare is a big deal. Costs, time spent in appointments, travel and challenging relationships with health professionals can all take a toll. So what do people with disabilities want from their health care?
Mon 19 December 2016The first ever national curriculum for Auslan, the language of the deaf community in Australia, will soon be rolled out in schools across Australia.
Mon 19 December 2016If it looks like America's about to get into bed with Russia, that's probably because the sheets are pulled back and the robes have hit the carpet.
Mon 19 December 2016A man who was left a quadriplegic while training for his first Ironman event now plans to compete in Hawaii next year by having his mate tow him around the gruelling swim and bike leg of the course and then push his wheelchair on the 42km run.
Mon 19 December 2016Daily the surrogate's heart beat is what a gestating child hears, until that connection is ruptured.
Sat 17 December 2016Daily the surrogate's heart beat is what a gestating child hears, until that connection is ruptured.
Sat 17 December 2016Whether it is a selfie at the park, or part of that street photography project you're working on, taking photos in public is something we take for granted.
Sat 17 December 2016Amid the somewhat institutional atmosphere at an aged care facility, a unique program is bringing together the elderly and young people with intellectual disabilities.
Comment: The South African coal mine being considered for Australian funding - and the human rights it ignoresFri 16 December 2016Australian government agency funding of a South African coal mine would be a human rights disaster, writes Archie Law.
Fri 16 December 2016A federal parliamentary committee recommends that Australia ratify its extradition treaty with China, despite widespread anxieties about the country's legal system and its human rights record.
Fri 16 December 2016A $9 million expansion of the Alexander Maconochie Centre complete with a bakery, gym and hairdressers aims to improve concerns of poor rehabilitation raised in a damning Auditor General's report.
Fri 16 December 2016Ten thousand disabled workers who were underpaid at government-funded workshops across the country are able to claim compensation from the Commonwealth, following a Federal Court ruling.
Fri 16 December 2016It's that time of year when the delivery of your online purchase is of critical importance because missing Santa's morning deadline makes for festive season misery.
Fri 16 December 2016David Osborne with Johnno
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