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Supreme Court rules that bedroom tax discriminated against people with disabilities

Social housing tenants who were judged to have a ‘spare’ bedroom had their housing benefits payments cut. This has been challenged for some cases.

Support Better Goals website and app development on Start Some Good

Learn all about the Better Goals website and App for helping manage your plan and budget under the NDIS.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia to close its doors

Some very sad news that the School For Social Enterprise Australia is closing down. We are personally benefitting from the SSE and the Macquarie Kickstarter program.

Disability and employment: talking about your disability

Discussion on if, when and how much to divulge and discuss about your disability when seeking employment.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

The boy beneath the mask: School mascot role gives teen with...

Thanks to some innovative thinking by this school, a child with autism has a role to play and is enjoying school a lot more.

Individualised disability funding in Australia and England – different design, same...

Compare and contrast the similarities and same problems being experienced in both the UK and Australia with the NDIS scheme.

Perceptive Devices releases Smyle Mouse for hands-free control via face gestures

Smyle Mouse tracks the user's facial gestures via a simple webcam and translates them into mouse commands.

“He ain’t special, he’s my brother” – Time to ditch the...

It is time we stopped describing disabled people as "special" and stopped calling their reasonable adjustment needs as "special needs" - it is offensive.

More than half of workers stay silent about mental health issues

UK research shows over 50% of people who take sick days for mental health reasons, do not reveal the reason to their boss.
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