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Reviewing the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Australian Government promised last year to develop and legislate an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee to improve participant experiences with the NDIS. To do this, the Government commissioned a review of the NDIS legislation - Mr David Tune was appointed as the...

Aged Care Royal Commission

“The greatest single disaster in Australia is to grow old. There is no place at the fireside for them. Old age is unhappy for all except the most fortunate, but when it is accompanied by loneliness and disappearance of all meaning from life it is doubly so.” Donald...

Health in the climate debate

The climate crisis is a health crisis. Air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people every year, while climate change causes more extreme weather events, exacerbates malnutrition and fuels the spread of infectious diseases. The same emissions that cause global...

Communicating during emergencies in an inclusive way

As the bushfire crisis unfolds, the Centre for Inclusive Design has created a resource for people to communicate in an inclusive way in times of emergency. Effective, accessible communication is critical in emergencies and can help save lives. Given that we’re talking...

Deaf emergency information

This website features Auslan videos with information to keep you and your family & friends safe in this bushfire season - it focusses on Victoria but it's relevant anywhere. In a media release by deafness advocacy organisations, television stations were reminded...

Daily check of your child’s hearing device

If you’ve ever experienced headphones or speakers with a dodgy wire, you’ll know how irritating a sound equipment malfunction can be. Imagine the frustration when that problem affects everything you hear. Hearing aids are electronic devices and sometimes they will...