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A group of 4 Christmas Baubles balanced together.

The festive season is always hard to budget for. With the high cost of living and low wage growth over the past few years, it is more challenging than ever to stretch that extra dollar this Silly Season! 

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What is Universal Design? Universal Design is a process of thinking, practicing, and creating an inclusive world. The result is a product or an approach that is convenient, easy, and pleasant to use by all people.

A young male helps a girl to take a drink. She is in a wheelchair. They are in the kitchen with 2 other adults.

A new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner will begin next year. Tracy Mackey will start her role in January 2022, for a 3-year appointment.  

In the background is a persons hand on a braille keyboard next to a keyboard. On an orange background are the words "Disability Royal Commission - Systemic Barriers to Open Employment".

Public hearing 19 continues the Royal Commission’s inquiries into the systemic barriers to open employment that started with Public hearing 9. Public hearing 9 was led by people with disability, who spoke about their experience in navigating pathways to open employment.

A man in a mobility scooter is grocery shopping

There are roadside assistance services available to help you should your wheelchair or motorised mobility scooter or gopher have a flat tyre or breakdown. We list some of the options available. 

Two fabric drawstring bags in from of a tree with lights. One bag has a pattern of red Christmas trees, and the other has a tag with "Merry Christmas".

We have put together some considerations to help make Christmas more inclusive, hoping you can enjoy it more.

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From mid-2021, the Senate began an inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) payment and the accessibility challenges that surround it. During this Inquiry, the application processes for the payment will be analysed, with the final reporting date being the first sitting week of February 2022.

Two people, male and female, looking at a device.

This research by the office of the eSafety Commissioner explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability.

universal symbol for man and universal symbol for disability (a person in a wheelchair) on a balancing beam

The Disability Royal Commission will look at human rights and how the rights of people with disabilities found in the Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities have been implemented to prevent violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in Australia. 

Files on a background with the words "report" and logo for the DRC

November 2021 the Royal Commission publishes two new reports providing historic insights into the experiences of people with disability in Australia.