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Entrepreneurs with disabilities pioneering solutions for others like them

03 January 2019

Australians with disabilities who are struggling to find work are instead coming up with meaningful self-employed ventures.

Books on a sightless teddy and his trusty guide dog show blindness is no barrier to adventure

31 December 2018

The adventures of blind teddy bear Edward and his faithful guide dog Tuesday, penned by author Fran Underhill, are showing young people that a disability is not a handicap.

Site work starts on Australia-first dementia village

17 December 2018

Work starts on Australia-first dementia village backed by industry superfund HESTA.

NSW Government introduces ageing and disability commissioner to 'stamp out' abuse

15 December 2018

NSW will introduce an independent ageing and disability commissioner with powers to issue search warrants and trigger investigations to help "stamp out" abuse.

App Improving Health Outcomes For Wheelchair Users Given $500,000 in Funding

07 December 2018

An innovative sensor app that helps improve health outcomes for wheelchair users has received $500,000 funding, and will be piloted in NSW.

International Day of People with Disability

03 December 2018

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, here's a short video of National Disability Services (NDS) and NDP staff sharing what they love about their jobs, and some myths about their disability. Check out NDP's CPD Coordinator Isabelle!

Institutional investors head into $5b disability housing sector

30 November 2018

Institutional infrastructure investors are tapping into an emerging $5 billion specialised disability housing sector under the NDIS.

Disability Sector Calls For $220 Million Industry Investment Fund

21 November 2018

New research from National Disability Services (NDS) reveals three quarters of disability service providers believed the NDIS is not working well. NDS CEO Chris Tanti calls on the government to urgently invest $220 million into the sector through an Industry Investment Fund.

Call for more disability support for WA’s regional areas

20 November 2018

The disability sector hopes that more support for WA regional and remote areas will be reflected in the yet to be developed State Disability Plan.

Kurt Fearnley named NSW Australian of the Year 2019

12 November 2018

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley has been named the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year.