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Family Planning Australia – Reproductive Resources

Family Planning NSW has a wide range of disability resources for people with intellectual disability and their support people, including parents and carers, disability workers, clinicians and students. All of our resources are available for loan from the Disability Resource Collection. The Disability Resource Collection is made up of reproductive and sexual health resources produced…

Grace Tame, Hannah Clarke’s family applaud Queensland bill to broaden domestic violence definition to include coercive control – ABC News

Grace Tame, Hannah Clarke’s family applaud Queensland bill to broaden domestic violence definition to include coercive control ABC News By state political reporter Rachel Riga Posted Friday 14 Oct 2022 at 5:41am, updated Fri 14 Oct 2022 at 3:07pm   Significant changes to domestic violence laws in Queensland will be introduced into state parliament today to pave the way…

The disability royal commission heard shocking evidence of abuse in public spaces this week. These were just some of the stories – ABC News

The disability royal commission heard shocking evidence of abuse in public spaces this week. These were just some of the stories   ABC News  Posted by national disability affairs reporter Elizabeth Wright, and Specialist Reporting Team’s Penny Timms and Evan Young. Posted Saturday 15 Oct 2022 at 7:46am, updated Sat 15 Oct 2022 at 10:29pm   Sexual assaults on public transport. Physical…

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…

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…

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…