Accessibility Tools

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People with disability face barriers to travel every day. IDEAS is here to provide information that supports your travel decision-making, based on your individual needs.

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Bill Shorten MP, Shadow Minister for the NDIS and former Opposition Leader, has reiterated the disability sector’s calls for two disability royal commissioners to be stood down due to a “recent, extensive and significant” conflict of interest.

The Community Engagement team have been busy attending Post School Options Expos across the state. At these expos, we meet many worried parents and carers and equally excited students. Not to mention dedicated teachers and Principals!

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The proper mourning of the loss of a family or community member, called "Sorry Business", is of significant importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. However, some organisations or individuals may exploit the cultural importance associated with Sorry Business for their own financial gain.

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Elderly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want to remain at home with their families and communities in their later years, so it is important to create a safe environment inside their homes to improve their quality of life and level of independence.

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A personalised music program is being trialled by the Geraldton Rotary Club in Western Australia to support people living with dementia. The program began in December 2018 when 400 headsets were distributed. This number was for each member of the community diagnosed with dementia.

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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has continued to roll out its service delivery across Australia. As of 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission now provides support and quality control for NDIS participants in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

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The NSW Spectacles Program provides government-funded glasses and vision aids to eligible recipients including seniors, children, people experiencing homelessness, those living in rural and remote areas, people with disability and Aboriginal and multicultural communities.

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The Vision Australia Connect App is free and connects to the online library catalogue using a smartphone, iPad, tablet or other compatible devices. It is easy to download and use.

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This year, more than 6 million doses of the influenza vaccine have been secured to ensure Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season are able to access free influenza vaccines through the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program.