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Royal Commission into abuse of People with Disability

Tell the Government what you think should be looked into by a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. In March 2019 the Australian Government announced the beginning of a public consultation on the draft Terms of...

Accessibility and affordability of hearing-related services

This is compulsory reading for hearing care professionals concerned about accessibility and affordability of hearing-related service. In March 2019 we told you about two studies in the U.S. add to the growing body of evidence demonstrating hearing loss is linked to...

Big Aussie Hearing Check

Are you up for a challenge? Because Australian Hearing would like you to be part of something BIG! Good hearing is an important part of life, it helps you stay connected to the people you love and the things you love to do. But research shows most Aussies take an...

Royal Commission: mistreatment of people with disability

The Australian Parliament agreed on 19 February 2019 that there will be a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of people with disability. The pressure is now on for the Government to commit to action before the election. Disability...

Scholarship – ABC Regional Storyteller

ABC Regional is seeking to champion emerging voices in the disability community in rural and regional Australia. This is an early career opportunity for two people with a lived experience of disability and an interest in telling factual stories that connect with...

Claim: 70% of all assistive technologies are not being used

Researchers, engineers, and rehabilitation experts collaborate to build technologies that help enable people with disability. But when they look at the statistics, 70% of all assistive technologies are not being used at all, or being used for a very short time. Why is...