Morrison Government accused of ignoring people with disability in Omicron wave – ABC – RN Breakfast

Morrison Government accused of ignoring people with disability in Omicron wave On RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas To listen to the story, click on link below… Download Morrison Government accused of ignoring people with disability in Omicron wave (7.49 MB) Download 7.49 MB A peak disability body warns some people are being forced to ration how…

Family of youngest Queenslander to die with COVID-19 lodges formal complaint about treatment at Redcliffe Hospital – ABC News

Family of youngest Queenslander to die with COVID-19 lodges formal complaint about treatment at Redcliffe Hospital – ABC News By state political reporter Kate McKenna and Janelle Miles Posted 19/1/2022   A young Queensland man with a disability has died with COVID-19 at home, leaving his devoted family with serious questions about why he was discharged from a hospital…

Royal commission told of ‘heartbreaking’ abuse faced by women with disability – ABC News

Royal commission told of ‘heartbreaking’ abuse faced by women with disability By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds 15/10/21 Alarming statistics about the violence and abuse experienced by women and girls with disability have been laid bare for a Commonwealth inquiry, including increased reports of strangulation during the pandemic. Key points: Women…

Queenslanders with Disability Network: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability – Media Release

Media Release: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is calling on the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments to work together to urgently implement the national vaccination plan and strategy to ensure we do not continue to leave people with disability behind in the COVID vaccine rollout. QDN Board of Directors Chair, Mr…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people living with disability ‘seriously deficient’, royal commission report finds – ABC news

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people living with disability ‘seriously deficient’, royal commission report finds By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds Posted 27/9/2021   Australian states and territories should not ease COVID restrictions until all people with disability have been given the opportunity to be fully vaccinated, according to the disability royal…

Technology increasingly used to ‘victimise and control’ women with intellectual disability – ABC News

Technology increasingly used to ‘victimise and control’ women with intellectual disability – ABC News By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds 1/09/2021 Excerpt of article:  Women with cognitive and intellectual disability are increasingly being abused through technology, with perpetrators monitoring their behaviour, tracking their movements and encouraging them to share naked images,…

Women living with disability can face extra hurdles breaking free of abusers, survivor warns – ABC news

Women living with disability can face extra hurdles breaking free of abusers, survivor warns By Nick McAllister Posted Mon 23 Aug 2021 at 8:03amMonday 23 Aug 2021 at 8:03am, updated Tue 24 Aug 2021 at 4:31pm Nicole Lee was 24 when she met her now ex-husband, an amputee, through disability sports. [Content warning: This story deals with sexual abuse and…

People with intellectual disability: supporting mental wellbeing during COVID-19- Beyond Blue

People with intellectual disability: supporting mental wellbeing during COVID-19 – Beyond Blue Australia For many people with intellectual disability the global pandemic has brought unique challenges, especially in terms of mental wellbeing. Here are some ways to support the mental health of people with intellectual disability during this difficult time. Go to LINK to access…

NDIS provider accused of compromising safety of people with disability in quest for growth- ABC News

NDIS provider accused of compromising safety of people with disability in quest for growth 7.30 / By Pat McGrath and John Stewart, ABC Investigations   The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been a cash splash for big players in the sector, and few have benefited quite like the Australian Foundation for Disability – otherwise known as Afford. Key…