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‘An end to misery’: ACT Government calls for new housing accessibility standards

A proposed new national requirement for mandatory accessibility standards in the National Construction Code will allow Australians living with physical disabilities to have more freedom in their own homes. ACT Minister for Sustainable...

Assistive Technology Australia comes to Canberra for a week of activities

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...

Young people with disabilities continue to live on poverty-level benefits

New data from Children and Young People with Disability Australia (Cyda) has revealed that disabled young people are living on poverty-level benefits. In the report, Cyda stated that nearly half of young people...

CRRL to host wheelchair rugby league come and try days ahead of autumn competition

Canberra Region Rugby League (CRRL) is holding a wheelchair rugby league come and try day this Sunday 28 February at QPRC Indoor Sports.

Strong calls for assistive technology bring pop-up back to Canberra

Assistive Technology Australia’s pop-up clinic was back at the University of Canberra (UC) today, Tuesday 23 February, after a strong call for its return. People living with a disability, seniors, carers and occupational...

NDIS funds for sexual expression can ‘improve quality of life’

Social justice advocates in Canberra have joined the ACT Government in calling for funds from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to continue to be used for the sexual expression of people...

Corrective Services debuts disability inclusion action plan

One in five people in Australia have some form of disability, about 18% of the population, however that number more than doubles in correction facilities, where almost 50% of adult detainees have a disability.

Canberra teen front and centre of disability series

Canberra’s Michael Foster may be a 17-year-old man living with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop him from tackling the world head-on.

Footballers of all abilities achieving goals

Capital Football has this week launched a one-of-a-kind all-inclusive league, ensuring those with a disability in the ACT have an opportunity to achieve their sporting goals.

Calls for disability support in ACT election

Two peak disability organisations and the ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) have banded together in an election call for increased disability services in the Territory.

Women to benefit from ACT Government grants

The ACT Government is continuing its work towards the wellbeing and safety of women in the Territory, yesterday announcing 17 recipients of Women’s Participation and Safety Grants program.

CatholicCare to manage part of government’s Toolangi complex

Following a tender process, CatholicCare has been appointed to manage 33 affordable rental properties as community housing in the ACT Government’s Toolangi development, a complex of 66 purpose-built dwellings in Kaleen.   The...
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