The disability community objects to a perceived lack of transparency in the Federal Government’s proposed reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS was developed through co-design, Dougie Herd, chair of...
Opponents of National Disability Insurance Scheme reforms believe that independent assessments are simplistic, and overlook individual needs.
The Government says reforms will make the NDIS more flexible, but disability advocates and support services fear changes will be disastrous.
A new real-time prescription monitoring system will be rolled out in the ACT next year.
Volunteering improves physical and mental health, enhances skills and knowledge, builds friendships and networks as well as delivering feelings of personal satisfaction through contributing, a new survey has found.
Research by UniSA’s Centre for Workplace Excellence shows that poor work-life balance and job insecurity can affect the whole family – not just individual workers.
The Safe and Connected Youth pilot has reduced the risk of homelessness for all participating young people, an evaluation shows.
Aboriginal women can get checked for breast cancer in style and safety, thanks to culturally appropriate shawls designed by a local artist.
The public has until mid-June to comment on the revised Development Application for the Canberra Hospital expansion.
From today, families of organ donors will have the option to have their loved one’s donation recorded on the death register and on the donor’s death certificate.
One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, a fact of life Mother’s Day Classic ambassador Louise Momber is determined to change.
Assistive Technology Australia (ATA) will be hosting a series of events and activities in Canberra next week to help locals with disability, seniors and carers thrive. After a strong and repeated calls for...
The growth of Death Cap mushrooms in the ACT has increased significantly this week with the onset of autumn, prompting ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman today to again warn Canberrans not to eat or pick any wild mushrooms.
The newly refurbished Gawanggal mental health unit will help Canberrans with mental health conditions resume everyday life.
Despite fewer police reports, anecdotal evidence from other services in recent weeks indicates higher demand for help from sexual assault survivors.
A project to discourage “risky levels” of drinking amongst middle-aged ACT women launches this week, using an online tool to intervene.