Australian and New Zealand Disability News

Author: Disabled World
Updated/Revised Date: 2024/02/10
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Subtopics - Publications

Synopsis: Health and disability news and information for the Australian and New Zealand region of the world. Over the decade of Disabled Persons, in partnership with organizations of people with disabilities and other concerned agencies, the Australian governments at all levels (Federal, State, and Local) have been involved in the development of policy, legislation and service provision. Significant progress is being made to improve the quality of life and equity of access for Australian people with disabilities, and Australia's developments may serve as a model to other countries in the subregion.

Introduction

Disability News from Australia and New Zealand

There is a need for continued commitment at all levels of Government for the pursuit of full participation and equality for people with disabilities. Significant progress is being made to improve the quality of life and equity of access for Australian people with disabilities, and Australia's developments may serve as a model to other countries in the subregion.

Main Document

Over the decade of Disabled Persons, in partnership with organizations of people with disabilities and other concerned agencies, the Australian governments at all levels (Federal, State, and Local) have been involved in the development of policy, legislation, and service provision.

Services and Programs

The Australian government provides a range of services and programs for ill people, injured or have a disability. Centrelink services assist individuals looking for work and planning for their future. The Australian Disability Support Pension is a payment for people whose physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment prevents them from working, or for people who are permanently blind.

Your illness, injury, or disability must also attract an impairment rating of at least 20 points on the impairment tables. These impairment tables, contained in the Social Security Law, rate a person's impairment according to the severity of medical conditions and how they affect their ability to work.

You may receive a Disability Support Pension if you have an illness, injury, or disability, and you are:

Disability in Australia

Australian Disability Statistics.

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