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Carer’s Role in NDIS Uncertain

A new report from peak carers organisation, Carers NSW, highlights key challenges facing the transition in NSW to NDIS that make the future of care support "highly uncertain".  The Carers NSW report 'The NDIS one year in: Experiences of carers in the Hunter trial site' presents results of a study into the experiences of carers in NSW adapting to the introduction of NDIS in the territory's initial trial site.

Aussie Mobile Launched for Vision Impaired

A first in Australian mobile communications for people with disability has been launched by three tech-aware friends from Melbourne.  The product is a new-style mobile phone designed specifically for use by visually impaired or blind people, people with disabilities and the elderly.

Top 10 Tips for Jobseekers: Graeme Innes

Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, shares his best job-hunting tips for people with a disability.

Disability Move Won’t Create Jobs

National rights group, People with Disability Australia (PWDA), claims government budget measures will disproportionately affect people with disability.  PWDA President, Craig Wallace, said reassessing under 35s who became eligible for Disability Support Pension (DSP) between 2008 and 2011, meant up to 28,000 Australians could receive $166 per week less once moved from DSP to Newstart.

SMEs Still Fear Mental Illness: WISE Employment Study

New research from disability specialist WISE Employment finds that 40 per cent of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) would not consider hiring someone who has a mental illness.  The 'Empowermental' research study questioned 256 SMEs across Australia, as part of a three-year campaign by WISE employment to change attitudes to employing people with disabilities.