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Wheelchair racers head to the finish line on Australia Day

One of the biggest events on the wheelchair racing calendar takes off in Sydney on January 26. The GIO Oz Day 10K features a strong field of Australian athletes including racing legend Kurt Fearnley, young gun Rheed McCracken and Commonwealth gold medallist Angie Ballard. Among the nations competing are Canada, Japan, USA, UK, South Korea, […]

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Victoria improving access to justice for those with a disability

A new resource to help promote access to justice for people with disabilities has been launched in Victoria. The Bench Book is an online facility that provides information and guidance for judicial officers. It focuses on how judicial officers can make adjustments to communication and in direct hearings where people with a disability are complainants, […]

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ACCC resources for consumers and business in the disability sector

ACCC releases guidance to assist people with disability when buying goods and services. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Australian Consumer Law regulators have released a range of materials that give consumers with disability useful information about their rights under Australian Consumer Law. It includes videos, fact sheets, industry guidance and a consumer guide […]

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New disability inclusion guide for councils

A guide to assist councils with their obligations for disability inclusion was launched recently in Brisbane. The Disability Inclusion Planning – A Guide for Local Government, provides information and tools to help councils update, develop and implement inclusive policies and practices to ensure people with disability have equal access to services and facilities in their […]

First results on disability discrimination survey

  Almost one in 12 Australians experienced discrimination or unfair treatment because of their disability. These were the findings to emerge from the first release of data from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). For the first time the SDAC introduced a new disability module designed to estimate the prevalence of discrimination for […]