Category: Disability Sector News

Promoting good life stories of people with disability

22 July 2021

The Belonging Matters Podcast focuses on the good life for people with disabilities, with real life stories from people with disabilities and their families, as well as professionals and advocates. With 17 episodes to date, the podcasts explore bias, inclusion, community, developmental potential, social roles and belonging, with more promised to come.

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12-month automatic plan extensions – still in place

21 July 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIS changed what happens when a plan reaches its end date. If your plan reaches its end date and your new plan hasn’t been finalised yet, your current plan will be automatically extended for up to 12 months. This means that your current funding will automatically continue for up to […]

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The Australian Government logo and Disability Gateway logo

The Disability Gateway

11 July 2021

The Australian Government’s new Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia. You can use the site to search for disability information and services and access information on income and finance; employment; aids and equipment; housing; transport; health and wellbeing; […]

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New Accessible Parking Scheme

10 June 2021

A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most.  The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are that:  You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online […]

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