Wed 23 March 2016After a long career as a teacher, Errol Chinner's life took a different turn — recycling wheelchairs for those in need.
Wed 23 March 2016A COAG meeting will next week discuss strengthening Australia's preventative detention orders so that police may question suspects held on suspicion of terrorism-related activity before they are formally charged.
Tue 22 March 2016The union behind proposed strikes at international airports across Australia has accused Employment Minister Michaelia Cash of overruling bargaining representatives and refusing to negotiate in good faith.
Tue 22 March 2016Thirteen disability groups have issued a joint plea to Jacinta Allan, Victoria's public transport minister, not to legalise Uber until the ride-share service makes a legally binding commitment to serve wheelchair passengers.
Tue 22 March 2016A north Queensland mother is grateful her sons will be among the first to benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme when it is rolled out in parts of Queensland later this year.
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Tue 22 March 2016It couldn't be more timely for the marriage equality movement: Australian stars Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths will join Mary-Louise Parker as leads in a new gay-rights TV show called When We Rise.
Tue 22 March 2016US President Barack Obama urges Cuba to improve its record on democracy and human rights as his counterpart Raul Castro hits out at America's "double standards".
Tue 22 March 2016US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have met for historic talks during Mr Obama's visit to Cuba.
Mon 21 March 2016A court battle over boasting rights for the best real estate app in Australia continues with Fairfax Media's Domain Group asked by its main competitor to remove even more advertising from Sydney billboards.
Mon 21 March 2016Dancer Michelle Ryan and director Meryl Tankard explain "Michelle's Story" - a film about how Michelle learned to express herself again through dance after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Sun 20 March 2016The Turnbull government wants to downgrade United Nations monitoring of human rights in Myanmar.
Sun 20 March 2016Spinal cord injury experts lobby the Federal Government to establish a national register tracking the treatment and condition of patients.
Sat 19 March 2016Britain's welfare minister Iain Duncan Smith resigns over planned reductions in welfare payments for people with disabilities because they were "not defensible" in a budget that benefitted higher-earning taxpayers.
Fri 18 March 2016A Hindu cow rights activist who drank pesticide as part of a protest in India calling for the animals to be given greater protection dies of his injuries.
Fri 18 March 2016The Federal Government placed ads online today for a Disability Discrimination Commissioner, sparking hope in the disability sector.
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Fri 18 March 2016A showcase of disability sports is being held in Newcastle ahead of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Fri 18 March 2016Human rights groups say the federal government has failed to take the chorus of international criticism seriously about treatment of asylum seekers.
Fri 18 March 2016Horrific allegations of violence and neglect of disabled people are detailed in a submission to a NSW parliamentary inquiry into elder abuse.
Thu 17 March 2016An independent review into a disability justice centre in Perth has given the six-month-old facility a largely glowing report, despite the escape of two inmates.
Thu 17 March 2016The State Opposition labels a review of a disability justice centre in Perth, sparked by the escape of two detainees, a Government "whitewash".
Thu 17 March 2016Liza Geddes, Robyn Smith and Steve Widders at the ACT Now conference
Thu 17 March 2016Indigenous people from throughout northern New South Wales gather to discuss accessing disability services on Close the Gap Day.
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Thu 17 March 2016The unemployment rate dropped back to 5.8 per cent in February, as the job market grew marginally and the participation rate shrank.
Thu 17 March 2016Australia's unemployment rate falls from 6 to 5.8 per cent in February because many people are giving up looking for work.
Thu 17 March 2016South Australian's unemployment rate increases to 7.7 per cent for February, according to new figures.
Thu 17 March 2016Logistics firm Qube has raised $250 million through a rights share placement to institutional investors as part of its fund raising related to the Asciano acquisition.
Wed 16 March 2016We’ve partnered with the banking sector and there’s support available if you’ve overdrawn your account.
Wed 16 March 2016More than half of Queensland's disability deaths in care over a six-year period were potentially avoidable, a review has found.
Wed 16 March 2016A tiny, colourful shop in the foyer of Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane is creating hope and teaching others to pay it forward through social enterprise.
Wed 16 March 2016Adelaide teenager Ruan Beetge gives out up to 20 resumes a week in the search for a job, as new data shows parts of South Australia have some of the nation's highest youth unemployment rates.
Wed 16 March 2016Some of Sydney's more affluent areas have among the highest rates of youth unemployment.
Wed 16 March 2016The Federal Government describes a secret document requiring the ACT Government to consult unions on all procurement projects as "deeply disturbing".
Tue 15 March 2016A PROPOSAL that men should be able to ‘legally abort’ and opt out of parenting an unwanted child up to 18 weeks is causing controversy, obviously.
Tue 15 March 2016Some of Sydney's more affluent areas have among the highest rates of youth unemployment.
Tue 15 March 2016Outback Queensland has the nation's highest youth unemployment rate, according to a new report from anti-poverty organisation the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Tue 15 March 2016A Labor government would aspire for a move towards full employment, but history shows that does not mean zero unemployment.
Tue 15 March 2016Outback Queensland records the highest youth unemployment level in the country, new analysis of jobless data shows, amid warnings rates remain stubbornly high across the country.
Mon 14 March 2016Bill Shorten has declared the next election should be a referendum on policy results and "leadership" branding Malcolm Turnbull's government to be long on waffle, as the country struggles with massive under-employment, and the worst economic inequality for 75 years.
Mon 14 March 2016Jason Taylor has endorsed James Tedesco to fill the contentious NSW No.1 jersey.
Mon 14 March 2016Canberrans who fall victim to crime are set to benefit from a fresh set of guidelines designed to ensure their rights are upheld throughout legal proceedings.
Mon 14 March 2016South Australian Valerie Mudie, who is blind, can't access the NDIS because she is over the age of 65 when it rolls out.
Mon 14 March 2016Hundreds of West Australians living with a disability are given the chance to wet a line and hook a fish by not-for-profit group Fishability in a bid to break down barriers and encourage social interaction.
Mon 14 March 2016Two-thirds of new car buyers have experienced problems with their vehicles in the first five years, with some struggling to access their legal right to a free repair, refund or replacement.
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