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The future of welfare in review

By Nicole Rees, Senior Manager Policy, The Brotherhood of St Laurence (Future of Welfare 2014 Conference Chair of Day One)

This conference was very timely. 681 more words

Social Policy

Thursday - Lunch

It’s lunchtime Thursday and where else would I be… Melting Moments Cafe in Stephen Street Belmont (Victoria).

I do spend a lot of time here, but if there’s a lunch spot that you really like and has a fantastic atmosphere then why not go there often. 117 more words

Blog Posts

Why it's you that makes disability hard

This week I’ve been collecting screenshots. Small fragments of hate, to add to something I haven’t quite figured out yet. A mosaic of micro-moments that remind me that I am not like you. 557 more words


Bridging the disability access gap

In the lead up to the 6th Annual National Disability Summit 2015, we had the chance to speak to Dr Scott Hillier, Manager, Major Projects & Western Australia Manager of Media Access Australia on the biggest challenge in supporting individuals with a disability within a workplace. 650 more words

Community Healthcare

Crisis for children with disabilities - read if you dare

First world health care means longer lives for the most vulnerable in our community.

Our most vulnerable now outlive their parents.

Who cares? Too few it seems. 217 more words

Mental Health Week: NDIS could hit mental health community hardest

Date:          05/10/2014

Author:     Emma Kelly

Source:     The Canberra Times


Canberrans living with a mental illness could be among the hardest hit by the territory’s transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme as support agencies warn the changes could leave scores of vulnerable people failing to meet new eligibility criteria. 68 more words


Mental Health Australia wants a 10 year reform plan to stop patients dying 30 years earlier

Date:         08/10/2014

Source:    news.com.au


AFTER 29 government inquiries and billions of dollars in investment, the mentally ill are dying 30 years earlier than the general population. 87 more words