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  • Here's why you should get the Flu and Covid jabs

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    As we are coming in to the cooler months, both COVID-19 and Influenza A (the Flu) cases are likely to increase dramatically. Both respiratory illnesses can be very dangerous and even fatal, and it's best to be protected, for your own sake and for others. 

  • ATAGI updated recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines

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    A booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is now recommended for some at-risk groups. A booster should also be considered for adults and children over 5 with risk factors.

  • How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

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    Here are some simple ways to take care of yourself and your community even though COVID-19 restrictions have stopped.

  • NSW Parents' Vouchers

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    Parents' Vouchers expire shortly. The NSW Government launched Parents NSW Vouchers to reward and thank eligible households of school-aged students for their efforts to support learning from home in 2021.

  • Self-isolating rules for people in NSW are ending

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    Self-isolation rules are ending. What does this mean for people in NSW?

  • Free rapid antigen tests (RATs) program extended in NSW

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    The NSW Government will provide free rapid antigen tests (RATs) to vulnerable communities and expand its existing program to include those accessing tests through the Federal Government’s Concessional Access Program, which is due to finish at the end of July.

  • VIC - Free RATS Program For People With Disability Extended

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    The Victorian Government is continuing to provide free rapid antigen tests to eligible Victorians with disability.

  • Can Good Things come from the COVID-19 Crisis?

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    The impact of COVID-19 has been widespread and has changed the way many things work. While we know it has been a challenging time for some people with a disability, there have also been some positive changes that have happened.

  • School from home – making it work for kids with disability

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    COVID-19 has changed the education landscape in Australia. Lockdowns, School Closures, restrictions, all impact our children's education, and daily changes take place. For parents of children with a disability, we gather some resources to help you make informed choices and tips to help you.

  • 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.

  • The New Armchair Travellers

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    Armchair travel has existed for centuries. In the wake of COVID-19, the concept is taking on a fresh direction. Digital travel is the new way to ramble the world as we recover. As the travel and tourism collective plan to regenerate, the use of digital media to entice travellers in the interim has shown to be strategic, and that benefits us all.

  • COVID Tests - PCR or RAT?

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    What's the difference between a PCR test and a RAT, and which one should you use?

  • What you can and can't do under COVID-19 Government Restrictions

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    Rules and regulations about where people can go, what they can do and what they should wear were put in place across Australia to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  • 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 your precious time.

  • Victoria announces free RATs for people with disability

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    The Victorian Government has announced that free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits are available at state-run testing sites for people with disabilities.

  • Draft Report finds COVID-19 vaccine strategy and roll-out for people with disability seriously deficient

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    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has today released the draft Commissioners’ Report of Public hearing 12: The experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian Government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

  • Moving Forward after a Crisis

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

  • National Crisis Numbers

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    Need someone to talk to? Or someone to help you? Support? We have a list of key contacts to help you.

  • 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.