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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.

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Community Coalition Demands Immediate Action To Vaccinate People With Disability Against COVID-19. An alliance of disability representative organisations has joined forces to pressure Australia’s governments to better prioritise people with disability in their vaccine rollout programs.

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Every 5 years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics counts every person and household in Australia. Census night is Tuesday, 10 August 2021. You can complete your Census on paper, online, or with help from The Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has Census Information to help people with a disability. Information is provided in different formats, like easy to read.

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Gladys Berejiklian Premier of NSW

Dominic Perrottet Treasurer

MEDIA RELEASE

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Dignified dying has long been a topic of discussion not only in Australia but around the world. Until recently, it was just that, a topic of discussion. Now it seems South Australia may be leading the charge with new Assisted Dying Laws passed through parliament late last month. 

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The NDIA has released new papers on Personalised Budgets.  The papers aim to give more information on how NDIS participant budgets are built in the future.

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A new pilot program will examine barriers and identify initiatives to improve employment prospects and workforce opportunities for Australians with a disability.

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Disability in children and adolescents must be integrated into the global health agenda. Childhood disability is not a priority in health systems. A recently published article in the BMJ by Cieza and colleagues argues why this needs to change.

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In response to the Disability Royal Commission’s “Employment Issues Paper” published on the 31st March, Disability Employment Services (DES) were mentioned with concerns raised about their design and implementation.

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Following National Cabinet’s meeting on Thursday 22 April 2021, the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been recalibrated to align with recent advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).