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Applications welcomed to advise Council on accessibility

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Thursday 11 July 2024 Lived experience will play a crucial role in shaping local initiatives to improve access and liveability for people of all abilities across the North Sydney area. North Sydney Council’s new Access and Inclusion Committee, comprised of community members with lived experience with a disability, advises Council on strategies and initiatives to … Continued

Joint Statement: Ten Organisations Call for People with Disability’s Access to NDIS Funded Sexuality Services to be Protected

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The Joint Statement:  Ten organisations, including People with Disability Australia (PWDA), Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and Touching Base, have signed this joint statement to strongly condemn recent comments made by Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten regarding the exclusion of sex work and sexuality services from the NDIS.     The … Continued

Using the Sex Word to Push NDIS legislation again?

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Available for Comment  Radio – Live, Pre-recorded and Talk-back, TV, Print    Mr River Night  Leading National Disability Sector Advocate Co-founder at Developing Australian Communities  Public Officer at the National Disability Leadership Organisation Mr Night is physically located in Brisbane this week but is available to travel. Mr Night is an adult Living with Disability, a … Continued

From University to Para Triathlete World champion – Anu Francis, Professional Para Triathlete, among the many Pinnacle Foundation program beneficiaries.

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The Pinnacle Foundation celebrates 15-year anniversary and 100+ annual scholarships, as 2025 applications open until 31 August.   Sydney/Melbourne, Australia, 4 July 2024 – The Pinnacle Foundation, Australian LGBTQIA+ education charity, is celebrating a dual milestone this year. The foundation has reached a remarkable achievement, awarding over 100 scholarships to deserving and eligible queer youth pursuing … Continued

Aphasia recovery professor scoops international award

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A La Trobe professor has been awarded the Robin Tavistock 2024 award for her important contribution to the field of aphasia, a significant communication disability following stroke and other brain injuries where people can have difficulty speaking, reading, writing, and understanding language and numbers. Professor Miranda Rose, Director of La Trobe’s Centre of Research Excellence … Continued

NDIS Administration a Disrespect to All Good Providers; Risking the Lives, Services and Stress of Homelessness for Participants

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Available for Comment  Radio – Live, Pre-recorded and Talk-back    TV Print    Mr River Night    Leading National Disability Sector Advocate Co-founder at Developing Australian Communities    Public Officer at the National Disability Leadership Organisation Mr Night is physically located in Brisbane this week and is available to travel.   Mr Night is an … Continued

Disability Advocates Remind Australia that Legislation Change is Not Required to Fix Much of What is Needed to Get NDIS Right

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Available for Comment  Radio – Live, Pre-recorded and Talkback  TV Print    Mr River Night  Leading National Disability Sector Advocate Co-founder at Developing Australian Communities  Public Officer at the National Disability Leadership Organisation Mr Night is physically located in Brisbane this week and is available to travel. Mr Night is an adult Living with Disability, … Continued

Significant concerns re Salesforce and NDIA: procurement, gifts and hospitality

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NDIA officials failed to disclose years of secret gifts and hospitality received from global IT giant Salesforce despite the company securing lucrative government contracts and massive variations. The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit tabled its final report today for its Inquiry into procurement at Services Australia and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) … Continued

Leaders in the motor neurone disease field arrive in Canberra today with a strong message: there’s no time to waste, more needs to be done to tackle MND.

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Every day two Australians are diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) and two die from the disease. With no cure and an average life expectancy of just 27 months, we need more investment in MND to support people living with the disease and towards developing effective treatments. Today, MND Australia, the national peak body for … Continued