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Despite a need for mandatory accesibility standards not only in New South Wales but around the Country, the NSW state government has recently announced they will not be joining the likes of ACT, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory who are adopting these changing on the 1st September 2022.

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The 68th Sydney Film Festival is set to take place in 2022. With COVID-19 and lockdowns changing the 2021 dates, organisers are looking forward to bringing a little bit of hope and happiness back into the City. With the festival being one of the most popular in Australia, we look at how they plan to make the event accessible and inclusive. 

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Only a select few make it to the Paralympics. With times being the toughest they have in years, you must be prepared to adapt and overcome. Training and qualifying for the Paralympics during a pandemic is no easy feat, as our very own Ashley van Rijswijk has excitedly found out, first-hand. Our long-standing Team Member, Tash van Rijswijk is Ashley's mother and cannot wait to watch her daughter swim for her life this week.

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We want to share some of the ways our PossABLE Advocates have supported, changed lives and advocated for people with disability. This is *Kev's Story.

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Artists with a disability in Australia and New Zealand have now been given the opportunity to showcase their work via a new festival. Alter State is a Disability Arts Festival set to take the major arts world by storm, taking place in Melbourne, Victoria.

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We want to share some of the ways our PossABLE Advocates have supported, changed lives and advocated for people with disability. This is *Daria's Story.

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This article explains how to book a priority vaccine appointment if you are an authorised worker with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) in particular sectors (see below), aged 16 – 39 years and live in one of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern in Greater Sydney listed here.

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If you employ casuals, please advise them about this payment. The NSW Government recently announced the Test and Isolate support payment for eligible casual workers who need to self-isolate and are unable to work while waiting for their COVID-19 test result.

In 2021 there are a lot of emerging therapies for people with disability, and those who have experienced traumatic events. One such therapy that is getting a lot of attention is Sandplay Therapy.  It has existed for upwards of thirty years, however it is only in the last five to ten years that it has been popping up around the country. Below we discuss all the details of Sandplay therapy, including what it is, who it is designed for and what the real benefits may be.

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