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Disability Education Employment

Café menu includes food, coffee and a pathway to future employment

Senior students at a Good Samaritan school in Sydney embarked on a new endeavour in business and hospitality this year by opening the Cup of Peace Café – an enterprise they helped bring to life as part of their school curriculum and pathway to future employment. Source: The Good Oil.


NDIS review recommends major changes to scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme access based on a medical diagnosis should end and eligibility should be determined instead by how a person’s disability affects their everyday life, a landmark review says. Source: The Australian.


NDIS needs ‘immediate changes’ to bring down costs

Hitting National Cabinet’s 8 per cent National Disability Insurance Scheme cost target by 2026 will require immediate changes to both assessment for the scheme and what is covered by “reasonable and necessary” support, a disability expert warns. Source: The Australian.

Disability Pope Francis Prayer

We must give greater support to people with disabilities: Pope

Making places more accessible for people with disabilities requires removing physical barriers and adjusting attitudes to be more open and inclusive, Pope Francis says in his new Pope Video. Source: OSV News.

Disability HIgher Education

Notre Dame student graduates to global organisation

A University of Notre Dame student has used her positive experience of access and inclusion at the university to inspire a global organisation to make itself more accessible to people with disabilities and learning impairments.


Shorten flags autism changes, says NDIS ‘can’t be surrogate school system’

A diagnosis of autism is unlikely to be enough to guarantee future access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme as the federal Government prepares to clarify that individualised packages were designed only for Australians with profound disabilities. Source: The Age.

Disability Politics

Greens make progress in push to end deportation of migrants with a disability

A push by the Greens to stop the federal Government from being able to deport migrant families if a child is born with disability has progressed, after a deal was struck with Immigration Minister Andrew Giles. Source: SBS News.

Disability Politics

Disability employment centre of excellence taking shape

A new “one-stop shop” to help overcome barriers to employing people with disability is closer to being realised after the Albanese Government published an options paper on a new Disability Employment Centre of Excellence. Source: The Australian.

Disability Europe Pilgrimage

Wheelchair pilgrims call for Camino improvements

A group of Spanish pilgrims with motor neurone disease are lobbying for improved access for wheelchair users on the Camino de Santiago. Source: The Tablet.