NDIS mistakenly posts changes restricting access for autistic children | Australia news

The Turnbull government has accidentally published details of changes that would deny a huge number of autistic children direct access to the national disability insurance scheme, causing “outrage” among autism groups. The autism community was left in shock this week after discovering a major alteration had been made to the …

The Margaret River shooting shows that we must stay vigilant about gun access | Denise Cullen | Opinion

Hope Forest, South Australia, 6 September 1971 Heather Bartholomew was sleeping when her estranged husband Clifford Bartholomew crept into their farmhouse south of Adelaide and struck her in the head with a mallet. Instead of rendering her unconscious, as he later claimed to have intended, his wife awoke, screaming. He …

Performers with disability reflect on the state of access in Australia’s arts

Performers with disability reflect on the state of access in Australia’s arts

Updated April 30, 2018 15:27:58 Photo: Black Swan Theatre and DADAA’s Perth Festival production You Know Belong Together is a best practice example of making arts fully accessible. (Toni Wilkinson) Related Story: Aussie theatre company taking disability-first children’s theatre to New York “It’s an exciting time for disabled and d/Deaf …

Medicare change to give greater dialysis access to remote Indigenous Australians | Australia news

The federal government has added dialysis services to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to provide remote-living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people better access to lifesaving treatment. The sector has welcomed the move as a lifeline for the growing health crisis of Indigenous kidney disease, which has had to rely …

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Dynamic & fast paced IT Risk and Information Security team Iconic Australian brand embracing the latest in Technology Opportunity to shape the future of Origin, and the Energy Industry Location: Sydney, NSW  Application close date: 6th May 2018 Origin – Australia’s Leading Integrated Energy Company …

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

Updated April 24, 2018 17:36:39 Photo: A patient in a wheelchair waits to be lifted from her chair and into a car at Royal Darwin Hospital. (ABC News: Phoebe Hosier) Wheelchair users are being forced to manoeuvre through traffic to reach taxis at the Northern Territory’s largest hospital because of …

Syria conflict: Inspectors push for access to suspected gas attack site after Western strikes

Syria conflict: Inspectors push for access to suspected gas attack site after Western strikes

Updated April 16, 2018 22:31:40 Photo: The suspected gas attack killed dozens and thrust Syria’s conflict into the headlines. (AP: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets) International inspectors are pushing to visit the site of a suspected gas attack which brought US-led missile strikes on Syria and heightened the diplomatic confrontation …

People prescribed medicinal cannabis will have now access to it within two days under streamlined process

People prescribed medicinal cannabis will have now access to it within two days under streamlined process

Posted April 13, 2018 18:49:39 Australians prescribed medicinal cannabis will now have access to the drug within two days, after a meeting of state and territory health ministers in Sydney. Patients have been waiting months for access to the drug, under current legislation which sees a double-approval process from both …

Facebook data breach: Aussies find out if they were affected by Cambridge Analytica access

Facebook data breach: Aussies find out if they were affected by Cambridge Analytica access

By science, technology and environment reporter Michael Slezak Updated April 11, 2018 16:51:52 Photo: How Facebook is using the data of Australian users is now the subject of two inquiries. (ABC News: Tim Leslie) As Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg fronts a congressional inquisition, the social media giant has been notifying …

Facebook swipes left on Tinder as it tightens app access after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook swipes left on Tinder as it tightens app access after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Updated April 05, 2018 10:16:23 Angry Tinder users have taken to Twitter to complain they were locked out of their accounts after Facebook changed its settings following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to …