• Equity in the vaccine rollout

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    The Disability Discrimination Commissioner has called for all levels of government to be mindful of who is vaccinated, not just the number of people who are vaccinated, as the country begins to hit its vaccinations targets.

  • Live in NSW? Rules for people who are not fully vaccinated

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    From 11 October 2021, new rules are in place for people who are not fully vaccinated in NSW. 

  • Human Rights Commission develops guidelines on the rights of people with disability during COVID-19

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    Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett released new guidelines in August 2020 to support the rights of people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic today.

  • Live in Vic? Latest COVID info

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    COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria are changing. Here is the information for your state, including Regional and Metropolitan areas.

  • Health Passports, Hospital Companion Documents

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    These tools can assist a person with disability if they need to go to the hospital. These documents have been developed to help frontline healthcare staff understand the needs of the person with disability when they present to the hospital. Read through and decide the best option for you, then complete the information for your needs.

  • Shopping safely online in the COVID-19 crisis

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    While we are all at home more because of COVID-19, people are beginning to make more of their purchases online. Some people are not confident when making purchases online, and some are overly confident. Making a digital transaction can be scary and you need to be careful. Here are some ways to stay safe and smart when shopping online.

  • Support with Phone and Internet Complaints

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    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has announced extra support with urgent complaints about telecommunications. This support is for vulnerable and at-risk residential consumers and small businesses in response to COVID-19.

  • Disability and Face Masks - COVID-19

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    Masks are considered a tool to protect ourselves and each other from Coronavirus. We try and bring together all the info you need about masks in one place. Communication needs, Autism and Masks, fogging, making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed.

  • Bullying, Abuse, Domestic and Family violence, how and where to get help and support.

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    Highlighted since the start of COVID-19, concerns about domestic and family violence have grown. This article has telephone contacts, Apps and web resources to help you or someone you know who is vulnerable to domestic or family violence.

  • Packing for an Emergency

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    With the emergencies we have all faced in recent history, the need to be prepared is again highlighted. Bushfires, Floods and a Pandemic. In the event you need to evacuate in a hurry, or you may be without power and clean drinking water, a little planning now will spare you precious time.

  • Tasmanian COVID-19 and travel restrictions

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    Information from the Tasmanian Government about the current rules in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

  • NSW: Test at Home from November 1

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    A rapid antigen test is a quick and simple way to assist NSW Health in identifying COVID-19 in those who don't have any symptoms.The Therapeutic Goods Administration has announced it will make a new regulation to allow companies to legally supply their self-tests for use at home in Australia from 1 November 2021.

  • Live in NSW? Rules for people who are fully vaccinated or exempt

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    From 18 October 2021, new rules are in place for fully vaccinated people in NSW. You are fully vaccinated if you have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or you have a medical exemption

  • Perth and WA Border restrictions update

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    This article contains information about Western Australia and Perth Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules and restrictions and is updated regularly. 

  • How to prove your COVID-19 Vaccination Status: NSW

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    As NSW follows the roadmap to opening the state, it is important to know how to prove your COVID-19 vaccination status. This will become important in visiting certain places between October 11 and December 1 2021. 

  • NSW Roadmap

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    NSW will open on Monday 11 October 2021 as the state passes the 70% double vaccination target.

    Restrictions will be further eased at the 80% double-dose milestone. Find out about the path forward for all NSW.

    Note also that as the stay-at-home orders will be lifted Monday 11 October and replaced by the roadmap settings, the list of Local Government Areas of concern will cease to exist. 

  • Live in ACT? The latest about COVID-19

    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for the Australian Capital Territory or Canberra. 

  • Live in QLD? Need to Know COVID-19 Info

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • Live in SA - Need to Know COVID-19 Info

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • Live in Darwin or in the NT? Latest COVID-19 lockdown rules

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    This article has the rules and restrictions people in Darwin, Katherine, and the wider Northern Territory must follow to keep their community safe in the COVID-19 pandemic.