An image of the logo for 2020 Speech Pathology Week. In a blue bubble are the words "2020 Speech Pathology Week" and next to it an Orange speech bubble with the words "Communicate with Confidence". Wrapping around the orange bubble is the text "www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/week"

Massive shoutout to Speech Pathologists this week! It's Speech Pathology Week. The theme in 2020 is Communicating with Confidence. Read on to find out more about Speech Pathology, how to find one and how IDEAS can help.

Map of Australia with Queensland highlighted with some pins dropped on it, clipboard says QLD COVID19 update, with surgical mask on it

This is the latest COVID-19 information for people who live in Queensland. Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe.

map of Victoria with COVID-19 spore in a red target

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. 

wheelchair user wearing a face mask

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

Bold words say hearing update - disability royal commission emergency planning and response  in the background is a montage of news paper articles in black and white on disability

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

A view of Perth looking through trees

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.

Image of a child with disability, who is sleeping.

We give you some resources that are helpful for people with intellectual disabilities who either test positive to COVID-19 or are close to a COVID-19 person, plus some resources for workers.

Image of a womans hands, holding a whisk, mixing a batter in a bowl.

The last week has marked 75 years of Peace in the Pacific. This wartime recipe by my Great Grandmother won 5 pounds in a recipe competition. Because of the war, rationing and budget meals were popular.

Words Say snapshot disability covid info helpline

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.

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake in Tasmania

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