‘I’m Aussie’: Man with disability to be deported to Canada after racking up criminal record

‘I’m Aussie’: Man with disability to be deported to Canada after racking up criminal record

Posted May 17, 2018 16:11:40 Photo: Colin Martin has been told he will be deported on May 29. (ABC News: Karen Percy) Related Story: Melbourne father fights to stop son’s deportation Related Story: Canadian-born disabled man allowed to remain in Victoria while fighting deportation Colin Martin admits he is frightened …

Centrelink rule change jeopardises disability pension for thousands of inmates | Australia news

The federal government plans to cancel the disability support pension for thousands of prisoners, regardless of whether they’ve been found guilty or are still on remand. A significant change to the disability support pension was announced in last week’s budget, the latest in a long-running effort to tighten access to …

Brain-injured cattleman conquers disability to walk into Beef Australia ring for first time in 18 years

Brain-injured cattleman conquers disability to walk into Beef Australia ring for first time in 18 years

Updated May 09, 2018 20:14:41 Related Story: Live blog: Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton Related Story: Brain-injured cattleman walks for first time in 18 years Michael Ingram’s short walk has been a long time coming. For the first time in almost two decades, the central Queensland cattleman walked into the …

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 …

Show us the money, says disability sector as Scott Morrison scraps Medicare tax hike

Show us the money, says disability sector as Scott Morrison scraps Medicare tax hike

Updated April 26, 2018 06:27:49 Photo: Treasurer Scott Morrison says the NDIS can be funded without the Medicare levy increase. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Disability advocates are cautiously welcoming news the Federal Government has found a different way to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Australians were set to pay …

Disability charity manager stole $1 million to gamble, take holidays and watch TV, court hears

Disability charity manager stole $1 million to gamble, take holidays and watch TV, court hears

Posted April 24, 2018 12:07:49 Photo: The long-time charity worker spent about $2,500 a week on poker machines. (ABC News: Julie Hornsey) A long-time charity manager used most of the $1 million she defrauded from a disability respite centre to pay for her gambling habit, holidays, pay-TV account and her …

NDIS leaving parents of children with a disability feeling stressed, let down by the process

NDIS leaving parents of children with a disability feeling stressed, let down by the process

Updated April 08, 2018 13:01:47 At 85-years-of age, Noel Thompson did not expect to still be on duty, providing around-the-clock care to his adult son Adam — who has an intellectual disability. For the past three decades Noel has received funding to place Adam in respite care when needed, but …

Melbourne police captured on video taking down disability pensioner

Melbourne police captured on video taking down disability pensioner

Updated April 03, 2018 06:12:16 Video: CCTV footage shows John being dragged from his front door, pinned to the ground, sprayed with capsicum spray and hosed down. (ABC News) John installed a CCTV system at his house in Melbourne’s northern suburbs after it was burgled a few years back. It …