Sun 23 October 2016Disability service providers in WA re-model themselves to be more competitive and offer greater choice, ahead of a final decision on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the state.
Sun 23 October 2016Hundreds of animal rights activists march the streets of Barcelona after Spain's Constitutional Court overturns a ban on bullfighting in the country's Catalonia region.
Sun 23 October 2016Paul Crake's life as an elite athlete was turned on its head after a cycling accident left him in a wheelchair, now his life is dedicated to helping people with disabilities get behind the wheel.
Sat 22 October 2016A Tasmanian law that fines people almost $800 for begging is "criminalising poverty" and should be abolished, human rights advocates say.
Fri 21 October 2016What a grim state of affairs it is when we vilify and stereotype people who care for homeless children as marauding activists.
Fri 21 October 2016Disability advocates ramp up calls for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to reverse a decision on the way it handles payments to participants.
Fri 21 October 2016The National Disability Insurance Scheme is forced to apologise after calling one of its clients "Ms. Intellectual Disability" in a letter it sent them.
Fri 21 October 2016People with mental health illnesses are falling through the cracks of the ACT's health system as existing services are dismantled to make way for the National Disability Insurance, which does not provide the same level of help.
Fri 21 October 2016Canberra's mental health services and their many clients are stuck in a holding pattern as the ACT community waits for an end to the political impasse over the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Fri 21 October 2016A community beach wheelchair in Mackay, north Queensland, allows people of all ages and disabilities to feel the sand between their toes.
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Fri 21 October 2016A Mackay woman with multiple sclerosis successfully petitioned the local Lions Club for a wheelchair which is now helping the elderly and people with disabilities to once more experience the beach.
Fri 21 October 2016Great Australian Spelling Bee champion Anirudh Kathirvel starts a campaign encouraging public transport users to offer their seats to people who need one.
Fri 21 October 2016An increasing number of South Australian people with a learning disability are turning to filmmaking in a bid to change misconceptions about disabilities.
Thu 20 October 2016The unemployment rate in Queensland has dipped slightly over the past month from 6.2 per cent to 6 per cent seasonally adjusted.
Thu 20 October 2016Cabinet minister Peter Dutton has claimed the Human Rights Commission president misled the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee this week.
Thu 20 October 2016Australia's unemployment rate falls to 5.6 per cent, despite the loss of 9,800 jobs, as the proportion of people looking for work tumbles.
Thu 20 October 2016A veteran of Tasmania's animal welfare sector says she is "stunned" by yesterday's activist protest on the Tasman Bridge, and fears it could lead to an unheralded surge of similar stunts.
Wed 19 October 2016Jacqui Lambie calls for Australian soldiers fighting the Taliban or Islamic State to be exempted from international human rights laws because their opponents are "subhuman" and "vile".
Wed 19 October 2016The Indian cricket board says Facebook and Twitter have expressed interest in bidding for Twenty20 league.
Wed 19 October 2016A man and a woman hook themselves onto the Tasman Bridge as part of an animal rights' protest that caused morning peak-hour traffic chaos in Hobart.
Wed 19 October 2016Michael Forst says he is "astonished" by measures heaping "enormous pressure" on public servants, whistleblowers and ordinary citizens.
Wed 19 October 2016The social media companies are among a host of other firms including Star India Pvt Ltd, Amazon.com Inc, Reliance Jio and ESPN Digital Media that have shown interest in acquiring media rights for the annual tournament.
Wed 19 October 2016It shouldn't be like this.
Tue 18 October 2016A woman found dead alongside her family in a Sydney murder-suicide case was a fighter and an amazing mother, say friends who she worked with at a school for children with disabilities.
Tue 18 October 2016Michael Forst says he is "astonished" by measures heaping "enormous pressure" on public servants, whistleblowers and ordinary citizens.
Tue 18 October 2016Harlene Hercules (pictured) manages her father's finances, day trips and visits him regularly, she is one of the millions of Australians acting as an informal carer.
Tue 18 October 2016A UN special rapporteur has hit out at the "atmosphere fear, censorship and retaliation" human rights defenders face as a result of federal government policies.
Tue 18 October 2016Radius Disability Services cuts up to 40 jobs and goes into voluntary administration.
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Mon 17 October 2016Australia's falling unemployment rate is painting a misleading picture of the jobs market's health, with underemployment around record highs.
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Mon 17 October 2016A water ski accident robbed Christian Larsen of life as he knew it but, nearly 10 years on, a woodwork class is helping him with rehabilitation.
Sun 16 October 2016Eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme clients are waiting up to a year for coverage plans despite being approved for funding, a South Australian MLC says.
Sun 16 October 2016The ASX is set to start the week slightly lower but a flood of data and events will keep investors busy this week.
Sun 16 October 2016Reports about the benefits of medicinal cannabis are growing and Queensland has now joined New South Wales in passing laws approving the drug for use as a medical treatment, but that doesn't mean you can just light up in the Sunshine State and say it's a prescription.
Sat 15 October 2016Reports about the benefits of medicinal cannabis are growing and Queensland has now joined New South Wales in passing laws approving the drug for use as a medical treatment, but that doesn't mean you can just light up in the Sunshine State and say it's a prescription.
Westpac's life insurance arm, BT Financial Group, admits it knocked back 1-in-3 total and permanent disability claimsSat 15 October 2016ASIC needs to be more proactive and more willing to point the finger at wrongdoers in the financial services industry.
Fri 14 October 2016The ACT Government says the Commonwealth agency rolling out the NDIS has told people with disabilities it will not meet with them, despite the program being uncapped.
Thu 13 October 2016A 21-year-old Victorian woman with cerebral palsy and a severe intellectual disability was half-dragged from a taxi into a home but carers claim she "did not really feel pain", a report reveals.
Thu 13 October 2016Western Australia's largest disability services provider is centralising the majority of its supported employment sites in Perth, but insists no-one will lose their job and the level of individual support will not be diminished.
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Thu 13 October 2016The Federal Court has recognised the native title rights of the Kulyakartu claimants to a part of a 3550 square-kilometre area in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Thu 13 October 2016The world's largest wooden ship, which was also designed and built for people with disability, will dock in Port Adelaide today as part of the region's Festival of Vintage.
Thu 13 October 2016Mr Trump has said he would immediately re-authorise the waterboarding of suspected militants if elected, contending that "torture works".
Wed 12 October 2016US presidential candidate Donald Trump would present a "global danger" if he were elected, the top United Nations human rights official says.
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