QDN – Disability Sector Calls for Pre-Election Commitments to Improve Disability Emergency and Disaster Support

Disability Sector Calls for Pre-Election Commitments to Improve Disability Emergency and Disaster Support Queenslanders with a Disability Network Thursday 31 March 2022: A coalition of 40 leading disability rights and advocacy organisations has endorsed a pre-election open letter to politicians across the country demanding a new approach and more resources for improving disaster and emergency responses…

And You Think You’re the Expert Project – Podcast, Videos and a Booklet Now Available

And You Think You’re the Expert Project – Podcast, Videos and a Booklet   WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc. created the And You Think You’re the Expert? podcast as part of the Listen Up! Project. For this project, we consulted with women who have an intellectual disability about what makes safe, accessible services for them, after an…

Queensland’s Public Trustee system to be investigated after Four Corners report revealed high fees and financial mismanagement – Four Corners, ABC

Queensland’s Public Trustee system to be investigated after Four Corners report revealed high fees and financial mismanagement Four Corners By Anne Connolly, Ali Russell and Stephanie Zillman, ABC Investigations Posted 15/3/2022   Excerpt: The Queensland government has ordered two separate investigations into the state’s Office of the Public Trustee, after a Four Corners report revealed exorbitant fees and dire financial mismanagement. Key…

Masks, RATs and clean air – how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID – The Conversation

Masks, RATs and clean air – how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID The Conversation (online newspaper) Written By: Anne Kavanagh and Helen Dickinson Published: February 24, 2022 6.13am AEDT Excerpt: People with disability bear a disproportionate burden of COVID infections, serious disease and death. Every time a support worker enters their home, people with disability risk…

Report on Young Women and Non-Binary People’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence across Australia – WWDA & NATSIWA

Report on Young Women and Non-Binary People’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence across Australia – WWDA and NATSIWA   The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance’s much-awaited Report on Young Women and Non-Binary People’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence across Australia was launched at 1pm today (17.2.2022) at an online event run in collaboration with Women With Disabilities Australia…

Families in crisis after NDIS funding cuts to participants with autism and intellectual disabilities – ABC News

Families in crisis after NDIS funding cuts to participants with autism and intellectual disabilities – ABC News By state political reporter Bridget Rollason Posted Fri 11 Feb 2022 at 5:13am, updated Fri 11 Feb 2022 at 8:29am   When Karen McKenzie received an unexpected letter from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in August, she had to read it…

Women make up half the disability population but just over a third of NDIS recipients – published by The Conversation

Women make up half the disability population but just over a third of NDIS recipients Published by The Conversation. February 2, 2022 6.13am AEDT Authors Sophie Yates Research Fellow, UNSW Eleanor Malbon Research Fellow, UNSW Gemma Carey Associate Professor, UNSW Jen Hargrave The University of Melbourne Extract… Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides individualised funding…