Whether it’s shopping, having a meal, going to a movie or getting the car checked, there are many special offers available with both the Seniors Card and the Senior Savers Card. Every citizen who is 60+ years of age and a permanent resident of NSW is eligible for one of the two cards offered by the program.

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To enhance the beach-going experience for people with disability, beach wheelchairs are now available at a number of new locations. They provide and improve access to the beach and ocean, with both children and adult-sized options to allow children,

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The Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency announced on Thursday 17 October, that Mr Martin Hoffman has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA. Mr Hoffman will take up his three-year appointment on 4 November 2019.

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Sun 13 October – Saturday 19 October 2019

While this is a week to acknowledge and appreciate the roles carers take in Australia, it is every day of every week that carers need to be championed for the work they do.

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Imagine being confronted by a total stranger as you get out of your car in a disability access parking area at the local shopping centre. You have displayed a valid permit issued by the relevant authority.

 

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The AIDER Program (Assistance for Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) is offered by the NSW Rural Fire Service and is a one-off free service to reduce bush fire hazards.

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Travelling when you have a disability can be stressful not knowing how often you will come across an accessible toilet can make getting out and about tough.

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As Dorothea McKellar wrote in her poem titled "My Country" Australia is a land of diversity, from the jewel tones of the Great Barrier Reef, to the wide brown vastness of the Australian Outback, IDEAS has compiled some information on accessibility at five of our most iconic features.

Helicopter with a bucket attached flyer over hills that are on fire

It’s that time of year again and with the relentless drought that Australia is in at the moment, we should all take some time to make some changes to ensure that our homes, pets, and selves are safe during the high fire danger season. People with disability and older Australians need to take particular care to prepare and plan for the worst-case scenario, as there can be added levels of difficulty for these groups to evacuate safely.

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October is Mental Health Month in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. Mental Health Month is an opportunity to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. Thursday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day. The link between mental health and disability is clear and goes both ways.