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Out now: First Australian Disability Workforce Report

First report from disability workforce frontline paints an interesting picture of a rapidly growing sector. It is the first public report to analyse Workforce Wizard and carecareers data to reveal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-related trends in the disability workforce that is experimenting with work arrangements and recruitment approaches. Australia’s capacity to provide a quality workforce […]

Deadline approaches for NDIA review

NDIA review request to Assistive Technology (AT) stakeholders drawing to a close. In June, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) CEO, David Bowen, wrote to all stakeholders to inform them that it was conducting a review to improve the way the NDIA interacts with participants and providers. ATSA executive officer David Sinclair said several conversations with AT […]

ATSA Expo to make its debut in WA

Assistive Technology Suppliers Independent Living Expo will make its first appearance in Perth in 2018. This leading exhibition of products and services for the disability and rehabilitation sectors will be held at the Claremont Showground from May 30-31, 2018 and follows the Melbourne Expo on May 16-17. The ATSA expos are a showcase of assistive […]

More funding for Polio Australia

More funding for clinical practice workshops to improve awareness of post-polio syndrome. The Federal Government is providing $450,000 to Polio Australia (PA) to run workshops that will provide up to 1200 primary and allied health care professionals with the opportunity to learn more about the illness effects, particularly if these recur later in life. Polio Australia president […]

New accessible recruitment guide

New resource makes the hiring process more accessible on web and digital environments. It follows requests from charity groups, government and business for specific information on how best to accommodate and interact with people who have disability. Not-for-profit digital accessibility advocate, Media Access Australia have produced the new booklet, Accessible Recruitment Guide, that gives practical guidance […]