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The Royal Commission on Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability resumes this week with a public hearing on health care, investigating access to and treatment of people with a cognitive disability, including people with intellectual disability, autism and acquired brain injury, in the health system.

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It can be tough to know where to start for assistance if you have been devastated by severe weather or bushfire events and need to start the building blocks of life again. As well as contacting your insurance provider if you have one, there is help and support available from Government departments, and some communications and energy providers to restore vital services that you need.

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Flooding events can be dangerous for everyone but getting away quickly can be especially difficult for people with disability. You need to have a plan in place of where you will go, who you will contact and where you can get help. It also makes sense to have a go-bag ready so you can leave quickly in the event of an emergency. 

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2020 was a year many Australians want to forget. 2021 followed closely. 2022 has begun with a bang.

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At the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar's party, Selma Blair made headlines worldwide by stepping onto the red carpet in an haute couture ensemble, a flowing pastel and black dress, with a stunning, handcrafted and jewel emblazoned vintage-inspired cane. It was more than a mobility aid; it was a fashion statement.

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More flexibility and choice for participants with transport funding were announced by the Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Stuart Robert. From 1 March 2020, NDIS participants will be able to flexibly use their plan’s core support funding to claim service provider costs for transport to and from NDIS funded community-based activities.

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We don’t tend to talk about toilets much, even though we all use them. Yet not only do public toilets meet our voiding needs when we go out, but they are the site for many underlying social processes and behaviours, especially those related to gender roles. 

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The NDIS “Tune” review report was made public in January. David Tune is the former senior public servant commissioned by the Federal Government to review the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). His report contains 29 recommendations on ways to improve the scheme. Mr Tune's findings are far from surprising to NDIS participants and people trying to access the scheme.

NSW Health has media releases to provide up-to-date information on the current bushfire emergency. Communities are again being reminded to take extra care of their health while smoke continues to impact several areas in NSW during the bushfire emergency.

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NSW Health has media releases to provide up-to-date information on the current bushfire emergency. NSW Health is assisting residents and their families affected by the bushfire emergency to look after their physical and mental health both during the event and afterwards in the recovery process.