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A week to raise awareness of the needs of people with spinal cord injuries. It is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which represents a number of Australia’s largest spinal cord injury support organisations.

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The Australian and Victorian Governments have committed to enhancing preventative measures for the spread of COVID-19 in disability residential care through a  Disability Response Centre. 

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

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The Disability Royal Commission this week turns it's focus to COVID19 and Emergency Planning and Response as it holds a public hearing.

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On 18 August 2020, it was announced that Phase 4 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap has been extended and Phase 5 will tentatively start on Saturday 24 October 2020. The 2020 Royal Perth Show has also been cancelled.

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IDEAS has prepared a Snap Shot of the National COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline it has been operating since April 2020. It shows the type of information and assistance people with a disability have needed as the COVID-19 crisis developed.

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The Premier of Tasmania Peter Gutwein has made an important announcement in Parliament today, Tuesday 18 August 2020 regarding border closures for this state.  

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Queensland is changing the border restrictions that are in place. Restrictions began on Saturday, August 8. Read more to find out about updates, how to check declared hotspots, and details about the Border Entry Pass.