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Disability News: Australia and New Zealand Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Australia and New Zealand category.

Though some documents may have since been updated or revised they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-02-14 : Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) - Working Together Agreement Package : The Working Together Agreement package has been developed for use by families, early childhood educators and early childhood intervention practitioners to promote a coordinated approach to early childhood inclusion.
2016-09-01 : Australia Launches Braille Banknotes : The new banknotes are the culmination of many years of research and trial and extensive consultation.
2016-08-25 : Over a Million Australians Living in Unhealthy Housing Conditions : Research highlights link between poor living conditions and health, and estimates over one million Australians are living in sub-standard housing.
2016-03-09 : Hands off the NDIS - Australian Cross Disability Alliance : Reports that Australian Federal Government is considering changes to funding and governance of NDIS have alarmed people with disability.
2015-02-06 : National Cross Disability Alliance for Australians with Disabilities : Alliance representing people with disability to provide advice to Australian Government on improving social and economic participation, and breaking down barriers.
2011-12-08 : Cancer Rates and Burden in Australia : Snapshot of cancer in Australia based on cancer data holdings and reports including statistics on incidence mortality survival and participation in national cancer screening programs.
2011-07-26 : Every Australian Counts - Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme : Every Australian Counts is the campaign for the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia.
2011-06-01 : Intellectual Disability Mental Illness is an Unmet Need : Calling for better recognition services and funding for people who have both an intellectual disability and mental illness.
2011-03-22 : Lobbying Australian Government to Amend GST Act for Persons with Disabilities : Pair team up to lobby Australian Government to amend outdated GST Act for people with disabilities.
2011-02-09 : Australian Disability Support Pension Recipients Who Are Denied Right to Travel Freely Internationally : Thousands of Australian Disability Support Pension recipients like to spend as much time as possible overseas.
2011-02-08 : Malnutrition: A skeleton in the Australian Health Care Closest : Many elderly Australians are either admitted to hospital suffering malnutrition or become malnourished while in hospital.
2011-01-19 : NSW Seniors Card Discount Directories Out this Week : The 2011 Seniors Card Discount Directories will be sent to NSW Seniors Card holders from today.
2010-12-08 : Australian Aid Improving Lives of People with Disability : Release of report on AusAid work overseas to improve the lives of people with disability.
2010-10-16 : Australian Deaf Community Celebrates National Awareness Week : The NSW Minister for Disability Services encouraged people to learn more about the deaf community.
2010-10-07 : Dance Troupe with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities Visit Disneyland : Dance group of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities from Sydney will be performing at Disneyland in California this week.
2010-10-04 : Australian Gillard Government Silent on Disabilities Report : Government remains silent as thousands of Australians with intellectual and developmental disabilities subject to serious abuses of human rights.
2010-09-16 : New Service Provider to Deliver Supported Living for People with Disability - ACT, Australia : Able Australia will provide community based support services for 20 people with disability in nine households across the ACT.
2010-08-30 : People with Disability Call for Self-determination and Individualized Funding : Policy and practice must recognize that it is society which creates significant barriers for people with disability.
2010-08-27 : Canon's Continued Support for People with Disability is Good Business : Canon Australia will honor seventy employees at New Horizons Enterprises Limited.
2010-08-18 : Murrays Bus Company Faces Discrimination Complaint - Australia Disability News : Public transport providers have a legal obligation to ensure all new vehicles comply with national Disability Standards.
2010-08-16 : Outstanding Australian Carers to be Recognized : Minister for Disability Services Peter Primrose more than 90 awards would be presented covering every community in the State.
2010-08-09 : Disability and Decision 2010 - The Coalition Need to Get it Right - Australia : Lack of awareness of how barriers to social activities can keep people with disability marginalized and excluded in our community.
2010-08-06 : Needs of Students with a Disability and Their Families Recognized : The Coalition have assured that nationally agreed definitions of disabilities will be secured before July 2011.
2010-07-30 : National Disability Insurance Scheme Must be at the Core of Any National Disability Strategy - Disability News Australia : National disability insurance scheme that provides long-term care and support to all Australians with a serious or profound disability.
2010-07-13 : New Disability Standards for New Buildings in Australia : Australian government wants all new homes to better accommodate senior citizens and people with disabilities.
2010-07-07 : Response to Enabling Australia - Joint Statement : Migration Report offers opportunity for Gillard Government to change outmoded legislation.
2010-06-20 : 2010 Disability Services Census - Australia : The Disability Services Census for 2010 will be sent to service providers on 1 July 2010 for completion by Friday 23 July 2010.
2010-06-19 : End Absurdity of Excluding People with Disability from Australia : Reviewing the treatment of disability as part of the migration regulations.
2010-05-26 : Heart and Stroke Deaths Peak in Winter : Rates of cardiovascular disease increase dramatically in Australian winters.
2010-05-21 : NSW Aging and Disability Services Commitment Continues : Outgoing Minister for aging and Disability Services Paul Lynch has welcomed the appointment of Peter Primrose to the portfolio.
2010-05-19 : Launch of Children with Disability Australia : Launch of Children with Disability Australia representing Australian children and youths with disabilities.
2010-04-14 : Height Adjustable Examination Beds in Doctors Surgeries for Disability Access : Doctors surgeries to have height adjustable examination beds for better access to medical care for people with a disability.
2010-02-15 : Disability Care Beds Concern - Disability News Australia : Plan to provide 300 new residential care beds for the severely disabled.
2010-01-11 : Fraser Coast Housing for Persons with a Disability : Properties will increase amount of affordable accommodation for people with a disability in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.
2009-12-08 : People with a Disability Gain Better Beach Access : The Safer Beach Access and Experience Program for People with Disabilities and Mobility Issues project.
2009-11-27 : Australia to Improve Media Access for Vision and Hearing Impaired : Access to television cinema and other electronic media for people with a hearing or vision impairment.
2009-11-23 : Australia Considers New Disability Approach : Productivity Commission will investigate new approaches for funding and delivering long-term disability care and support.
2009-11-02 : Australia's First All Abilities Playground : Livvis Place at Timbrell Park is the initiative of the Touched by Olivia Foundation and the result of a unique partnership of three founding partners.
2009-09-02 : Australian Hospital Infections Cost $1 billion in Lost Bed Days : Infections caught in hospital are costing the Australian healthcare system more than 850,000 lost bed days.
2009-08-09 : World-first May Revolutionize Child Sponsorship : The program differs from other similar sponsorships by putting all donors in touch with a single symbolic child.
2009-08-07 : Australian Disability Report Strengthens Argument for Long Term Care Scheme : Carers devote their lives to supporting a disabled loved one investing all of their financial emotional and physical resources until there is nothing left..
2009-05-04 : National's Disability Policy One Big Empty Space : I am appalled at the resounding silence and lack of action from the National Government to the disability sector.
2009-04-04 : Australia Improving Lives of Landmine Survivors : Australia will provide $2.4 million for prosthetics and the rehabilitation of Iraqi landmine survivors and other victims of conflict.
2009-03-17 : Workplace Disability Management Program a First : Institution to offer a specialized training and professional certification program in workplace disability management.
2009-02-24 : Australian Community Site for Parents Raising Kids with Autism Spectrum : Raising Children Network will today launch the national website for parents of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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