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Disability News: Western Australia

  • Synopsis: 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
    The disability services program aims to provide quality personal care services to children and young adults with a disability between the age of 0 and 25.
  2. Count Me In Scholarships for Western Australians Interested in Studying Disability Services Overseas
    Count Me In Scholarships for anyone working within or interested in WA disability sector and wanting to examine world best practices in disability services.
  3. Wheatbelt Residents Invited to have Say on Respite Center - Western Australia Disability News
    People with disability their families and carers invited to have their say about new respite center located in the Wheatbelt region.
  4. New Residential Respite House - Broome, Western Australia
    Broome property will become the first respite care center established under the Western Australian scheme.

Full List of Western Australia Documents (4 Items)


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