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Disability News: Western Australia

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2016-07-17 - Disability news and health related information covering the Australian State of Western Australia

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Western Australia is a state of Australia, occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent.

Australia's largest state and the second largest subnational entity in the world, it has 1.9 million inhabitants (10% of the national total), 85% of whom live in the south-west corner of the state.

The Western Australian Public Transport Authority is committed to making public transport in Western Australia more accessible to people with disabilities by making Transperth buses, train and bus stations more accessible.

Transperth has won major awards for providing access facilities for people with disabilities, seniors and parents with prams.

Disability Statistics Western Australia

At the last count the population of Western Australia was 1,964,100 and an estimated 405,500 Western Australians had a disability (20.6% of the population), with 246,800 Western Australians listed as carers for people with disabilities (12.6% of the population).

The Active Foundation, established in 1951, is Western Australia's largest employer of people with disability and provides services and support to more than 2,300 people and their families.

If you're ever in need of a shot of inspiration then check out the good work being done by a team of people with disability at Bunbury's Active Foundation.

Latest Western Australia Publications
1 - Western Australian Disability Services for Youth Launched by Key Assets - Key Assets.
2 - Count Me In Scholarships for Western Australians Interested in Studying Disability Services Overseas - Minister for Transport; Disability Services.
3 - Wheatbelt Residents Invited to have Say on Respite Center - Western Australia Disability News - Minister for Transport; Disability Services.
4 - New Residential Respite House - Broome, Western Australia - Minister for Transport; Disability Services.
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