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Melbourne entering Stay at Home restrictions

From 11:59pm tonight, if you live in the Melbourne metropolitan area or the Shire of Mitchell you need to Stay at Home. The Victorian Government has changed the restrictions as more Victorians have been diagnosed with CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in the past week.  These...

Australians with disabilities ‘sidelined’ during coronavirus pandemic

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) attended the public hearing for the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 this week, to speak on the impact the CoronaVirus pandemic has had on people with disability. AFDO's Vice President, Trevor Carroll...

Launch of International Disability Alliance Report on Inclusive Education 

What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has released its first global report on Inclusive Education.  Titled "What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us", the report is the culmination of...

Beware of Scam Charity Calls

Scammers are increasingly impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion over recent years, and there has been an increase in charity scams relating to COVID-19 over recent months. A charity scam involves being contacted by...

Safeguarding Task Force Interim Report Released

An urgent review prompted by the death of Ann-Marie Smith in South Australia has found the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) needs to get better at identifying vulnerable care recipients, and improve the supervision of in-home workers. The State Government...