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'Designing Universities for Everyone - by Doing Disability Differently’

13th October 2015, Event
A workshop on disability, design & university spacesfeaturing Jos Boys & discussion with Ron McCallum, Rosemary Kayess, Catherine Bridge & Wayne Hawki...

2015 Accessible & Affordable Housing Forum

6th October 2015, Event
Rights & Inclusion Australia & ANUHDInvite you to participate in our 2015 Forum The Forum will provide expert presentations on accessible and afforda...

Short Term Restorative Care Programme Policy Consultation Paper

1st October 2015
The Australian Government Department of Social Services is seeking feedback on their Short Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme Policy Consultation ...

Platform step specifications for mobility frame and walker access

1st October 2015
In Australia there are no Building Standards that provide recommended dimensions. Historically this was a supplementary recommendation in AS1428.2 199...

No Interest Loans (NILS) Available for Home Modifications

1st October 2015
Today Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) reported that they had met with executives from Good Shepherd Microfinance on 22 September to discuss some ...

Sussan Ley appointed Minister for Aged Care

1st October 2015
See the full story posted byByDarragh O'KeeffeonSeptember 30, 2015 inGovernment,Industry

Climate Change preparedness Guidelines for people with Impairments

1st October 2015
NSW Health Emergency Management Unit and NSW Ambulance have published some important information regarding summer preparedness for the upcoming summer...

Increasing Choice in Home Care – Stage 1 – DSS release of Discussion Paper

1st October 2015
To download the discussion paper directly:Discussion Paper Increasing Choice in Home Care Stage 1 (PDF)Overview of proposed changes to home care fro...

KPMG Final Report Released on the Commonwealth Reform of Home Care Packages

1st October 2015
The Australian Government announced the introduction of the Home Care Packages Programme from 1 August 2013, which replaced the Community Packaged Car...

32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: From the Margins to the Centre

1st October 2015, Event
The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is in its 32ndyear, and it will be held on April 25-26, 2016. We ask that you inc...

Launch of new WHO World Report on Ageing and Health

1st October 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just launched the World Report on Ageing and Health. For the first time in this 260 paged report, evidence on ...

NDIS New World Conference: Disability In The 21st Century

30th September 2015, Event
How will technology shape the lives of people with disability in the 21st Century? Hear what an impressive list of speakers have to say on how technol...

Socialising Design and Equitable Living: Towards an assessment of the relevance of Universal Design

28th September 2015, Event
Brisbane Lecture on Inclusive Design with Professor Rob Imrie, from Goldsmiths, University of LondonProfessor Imrie will also be speaking at the ACAA/...

Design For Everyone: A Symposium on Universal Design

28th September 2015, Event
The Hon. John Eren MP, Minister for Sport, in partnership with Deakin University and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect cordially invite...

Independent review of the NDIS Act 2013

25th September 2015
The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act), as required under Se...

LASA National Congress 2015

24th September 2015, Event
Tomorrows Age Services: The challenge of meeting the needs of our ageing population is considerable in anyones estimation. In order to succeed it is c...

2nd Ageing Asia Innovation Forum in Japan

24th September 2015, Event

The Australian Ageing and Aged Care Stream has a new communication system

23rd September 2015
For those Home modification services who are funded by the Australian Department of Social Services under the Aged Care funding stream a new system us...

Active Ageing Conference 2015: Wellness, Reablement & Restorative Care in the Community

23rd September 2015, Event
The Active Ageing Conference 2015 is a one-day conference and series of workshops to share the latest evidence on wellness, reablement and restorative...

CANCELLED - Central Park - Design for Accessibility Workshop cancelled

22nd September 2015, Event
The event managed by DARCH (Emerging Architects and Graduates Committee) and has been cancelled as numbers were less than 20 by close of business 1st ...

Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Webinar

21st September 2015, Event
The Department of Social Services Aged Care Branch is running a New Short-Term Restorative Care Programme on 8 October 20152pm 4pm AEST The Short-T...

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Rollout Greenlit

21st September 2015
As reported in HealthCareer - 21st September 2015 newsletter "The new PM has signed deals that allow New South Wales and Victoria to proceed with the ...

Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability

9th September 2015
TheAustralian Housing and Urban Research Institute are pleased to now publish the Easy Read version of the Moving to my home: housing aspirations, tra...

WORKSHOP: A Practical Introduction to Home Modifications (VIC)

20th July 2015, Training
Do you prescribe or recommend the installation of grab rails, ramps and bathroom modifications?Develop your skills and confidence in home modification...