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Entrepreneurs with Disability research project

Are you a person with a disability who is self-employed, owns their own enterprise, has founded a social enterprise or identifies as an entrepreneur?  Or would you like the opportunity to be a small business owner, entrepreneur or social entrepreneur in the future?...

How much does the NDIS cost and where does this money come from?

So how much does, and will, the National Disability Insurance Scheme actually cost? Who is supposed to pay for it and why is there debate over the funding? These are difficult questions to answer because we lack high-quality data about the extent and nature of...

2018 federal government budget

There is nothing specific that will benefit people with hearing loss in the new Federal Government budget. It is a joyless budget for people living on the breadline, including young people with hearing loss on New Start and also those on a disability support pension,...

Information for NDIS Participants

If you are a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme your NDIS Planner may refer you to the Australian Government Hearing Services Program to receive certain hearing services and devices until mid-2019. The program is administered by the Department of...

Huey Lewis and The News cancelling 2018 shows due to hearing loss

Huey Lewis & The News has cancelled its 2018 tour. Billboard magazine reported that the lead singer, Lewis, said in the statement that he has lost most of his hearing due to an inner ear disorder. “Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most...

Libby Harricks Memorial Oration

The 20th annual Libby Harricks Memorial Oration will be presented in 2018 by Dr Graeme Innes AM.   Watch it 'live' on the internet or be part of the audience free.   Graeme Innes has been a human rights practitioner for more than thirty years. He was a Commissioner at...