Disability Act, abuse and neglect consultation – 26 April

The Victorian Government are wanting to hear from families of children with a disability around the proposed changes to the Disability Act 2006. These changes are about promoting a culture of zero tolerance of abuse in digital services, and to strengthen the Disability Services Commissioner’s oversight of abuse and neglect of people with a disability. […]

This entry was posted on April 12, 2017

Experts to inform national carer gateway

From December 2015, the national carer gateway will be the front door for government support and information for all carers, regardless of who they care for. The announcement comes after the federal government allocation of $33.7 million in the 2015/16 budget. The idea behind the Carer Gateway Advisory Group is that its members will draw […]

This entry was posted on July 9, 2015

Disability Advocacy Review

The Department of Social Services is leading a review into the National Disability Advocacy Framework which was endorsed by Commonwealth, State and Territory Disability Ministers back in 2012. The National Disability Advocacy Framework provides a structure for governments to work within to enable and support people with disability to protect their rights and overcome barriers. […]

This entry was posted on June 24, 2015

Senate Enquiry into Students with a Disability

A senate inquiry will be launched into students with a disability and their experiences including the allegations of abuse as well as current levels of access for students with disability in the school system. The motion, moved on behalf of Labor Senator, Kim Carr, and newly Independent Queensland Senator, Glenn Lazarus, called for the inquiry […]

This entry was posted on June 24, 2015

Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-2016

Office for Disability have developed a questionnaire about the experiences of adults with a disability in some of the important life areas covered by the current State Disability Plan. Answers to the questionnaire will be used to help government improve their services and increase the participation of people with a disability in all areas of […]

This entry was posted on May 19, 2015

‘I Give a Gonski’ -Students with Disability Deserve Better!

Students need our support! Let’s show them we give a Gonski! The following is text from a newspaper advertisement in yesterday’s newspapers (24 March 2015) authorised by Meredith Peace, Victorian President the Australian Education Union. “When Victoria signed up for Gonski in 2013 it was cause for celebration. Gonski means additional funding for schools that really need it. […]

This entry was posted on March 25, 2015

Funding extensions for disability and carer programmes

The Abbott Government delivered welcoming news to thousands of people with disability, carers, families and their advocates by extending funding for a range of programmes transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) until June 2016. Minister Fifield said the Government had extended funding to the following programmes: Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Better Start […]

This entry was posted on March 16, 2015

Changing Places Facility Opens at Ringwood Lake

The Changing Place facility at Ringwood Lake is now open! The facility was officially launched on 1st October by Mayor Les Willmott and Changing Places advocates Brendan McCarthy and Liz Ellis. Like all Changing Places the facility features a height adjustable adult-sized change table, electronic ceiling hoist which can be used to access both the […]

This entry was posted on October 6, 2014

Inquiry into Social Inclusion and Victorians with Disability

The Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with Disability has released its report to Parliament. ACD provided a written submission and appeared at the public hearings. There are many references to our contribution to this Inquiry including the Executive Summary – it begins with our ACD poem – A Great Life. The report is available […]

This entry was posted on September 18, 2014

Changing Places Transforming Lives: Loo Bewdy

Changing Places website launched in Australia The Association for Children with a Disability is proud to announce the launch of the Changing Places Australia website. The website was launched at a forum on 11th September in front of an audience of architects, planners, developers, designers, access consultants, facility managers, policy makers and individuals involved in […]

This entry was posted on September 13, 2014