Category: Disability Sector News

Defend Choice in Disability Employment

20 September 2023

The Australian Government will soon review the recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission, including employment services and opportunities for people living with disability. Around 16,000 people living with disabilities work as Supported Employees across Australia. Working in Supported Employment makes a significant difference in the lives of people with disability – engaging in work helps […]

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“Expression” Exhibition at Cardinia Cultural Centre

19 September 2023

The OC Art Space provides a welcoming, encouraging environment for participants to learn creative forms of self-expression. Living with intellectual and developmental disabilities can feel isolating, especially when your natural type of communication isn’t widely understood. That’s why support staff Renate, Rose, Michelle and Val have worked to build a strong foundation at OC Connections […]

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OC’s Partnership with First Nations Traffic Management

7 June 2023

From doubling their order to spreading the good word about social procurement, First Nations Traffic Management has backed OC Connections Enterprises from the beginning. Lionel and Peter, directors of the 100% Indigenous company, have encouraged many organisations in the traffic control industry to go green by purchasing our Eco T Top Bollards, made from recycled […]

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Bart’s Journey into Specialised Disability Accommodation

14 April 2023

MEET BART Over the last 20 years, Bart has been working with OC Connections to grow his social life, his independence, and his confidence in work. He’s a big Elvis fan, and he loves going to the cinema with friends. There’s something about Bart that makes you feel at ease – he’s kind, charismatic, and […]

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Have Your Say – NDIA’s 2022-2023 Annual Pricing Review

30 March 2023

The 2022-2023 Annual Pricing Review (APR) Consultation Paper has been released. This paper is part of a broader goal of the NDIA to support markets to grow and meet supply demands, while promoting innovation and delivering consistent participant outcomes. Family members play a significant role in the NDIS, as advocates and negotiators for their loved […]

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Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for Victorians with disability – extended to 30 September, 2022

21 July 2022

The free rapid antigen tests program for eligible Victorians with disability has been extended to 30 September 2022. It’s a time to ensure everyone with disability has access to enough rapid antigen tests. Early detection of COVID-19 helps protect people from serious illness by ensuring earlier diagnosis and treatment. Until 30 September, Victorian NDIS participants, […]

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Two hands holding a phone with the purple circle I heart NDIS logo


18 July 2022

The My NDIS app gives participants a more accessible and user-friendly way to: make and manage claims view their budget view plan information and personal details. NDIS participants, carers and supporters are encouraged to try out the app and provide feedback via the feedback option in the app. The my NDIS mobile app will work […]

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Text: Alfred Health Speak better health together

Seeking carers and people living with disability to help co-design healthcare services

4 July 2022

The SPEAK Project aims to improve healthcare for people with disability. The project focuses on autistic people, people with intellectual disability, and people with communication support needs. The project is an initiative of Alfred Health and aims to ensure people with disabililities and their carers feel safe, understood and supported while in hospital. They are […]

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Free Rapid Antigen Test to eligible Victorians with disability

12 April 2022

The NDS welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over from Saturday, 9 April. Two million free RAT tests will initially be distributed over a three month period, followed by a review to determine if the program should […]

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