Loneliness has been found to be a risk factor for all causes of early death and feeling lonely increases our likelihood of earlier death by 26%.
These are difficult questions to answer because we lack high-quality data about the extent & nature of disability in Australia.
The government has announced A$1.6 billion over four years to allow 14,000 more older Australians to remain in their home for longer through more high-level home care places.
Research now needs to focus on tracking and monitoring algal blooms to detect the presence of BMAA (a neurotoxin), and determining how long it remains in the ecosystem after these blooms occur.
The responsibility for change should be shared far more broadly – mainstream services must actively transform themselves to become more inclusive.
The report takes into account a range of complex issues, and presents actionable, scalable and context-specific solutions – solutions that not only provide demonstrable health and social benefits, but quantifiable economic returns to taxpayers and to the community.
Neither the term “post-abortion syndrome”, nor the claims about its characteristics, are supported by any national or international psychological societies.
The Turnbull Government is walking away from its strategy to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a small increase to the Medicare Levy.
People with disability around Australia are reeling after the Treasurer’s backflip on funding for the NDIS. People with disability feel betrayed and ambushed by this decision and are left wondering what else is in this year’s budget?