The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) has begun operation in NSW and SA as of the 1st July 2018. This means that if an NDIS participant in either NSW or South Australia has a complaint or concern about a service provider supplying their NDIS funded supports, they will now need to contact the NDIS Commission rather than their local state Ombudsman.

It's been 6 months since Marriage Equality was passed in the Australian Parliament House of Representatives. IDEAS recently spoke with Teddy Cook, the Regional Outreach Development Manager at ACON on the impact last year's positive result for the Marriage Law Postal Survey has had on the LGBTI community in general and specifically for people with disability within the LGBTI community. 

My Health Record is an online system that stores all of your health information like allergies, current conditions and treatments in ONE place. 

There are certain milestones in life which we aspire to achieve, driving is often one of them. Driving is good for our mental health as it gives us a sense of achievement, of independence and belonging in the community.

Incontinence should not stop anyone from enjoying swimming. In response to this need, Little Toggs, an Australian swimwear company have created a specialist costume for people with disability. It allows anyone to go into the pool.

Traveling is a great way for everyone to create memories and grow as a person. Disability should be no barrier. These online resources including travel bloggers, dedicated Facebook groups and travel guides give great insights into accessible holiday destinations, but also inspire you to go beyond your comfort zone. 

The #Stand By Me campaign for continued funding for advocacy, Information and representation for people with disability living in NSW has gained momentum in the lead up to the end of 2017. With over 20,000 signatures on the online petition.

Access All Areas Film Festival (AAAFF), traditionally a New South Wales based festival, will screen for an anticipated 35,000 people in community venues, schools and large businesses across Tasmania, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory throughout the summer of 2017/18.

3rd December marks International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and marks the 25th anniversary of the Day, which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability.

Image of Alastair McEwin speaking and wearing a blue show ribbon labelled "Headliner"

The Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin recently joined the IDEAS Annual General Meeting as a guest speaker. He gave some invaluable insights into how disability discrimination legislation has changed since its inception 25 years ago.