Archived News

Wed 8 Jul
National Health Professionals Disability Advisory ...
Available Now
Mon 6 Jul
Podcasts by Advocacy for Inclusion

Advocacy for Inclusion provides independent individual, self and systemic advocacy for people with disability and has a range of interesting and informative podcasts available ...

Mon 6 Jul
Youth trauma prevention program goes digital
Canberra Health Services’ P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) Program is the first such program in the world to be delivered online
Tue 30 Jun
COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovation Gr...

Are you keen to contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of Canberrans and their local community as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19? Do you have great ideas on ways to improve people&r...

Tue 30 Jun
Legal Aid ACT
Extended Helpline Hours
Tue 30 Jun
Our Voice
Driving change by sharing lived experience
Tue 30 Jun
Public hearing to investigate COVID-19 impact

The Royal Commission has announced a public hearing on the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability. It will be held in Sydney during the week commencing 17 August and is th...

Tue 30 Jun
Rebus Theatre to commence weekly classes
open for enrolments now
Wed 24 Jun
Free COVID-19 testing
Other free and easily accessible testing facilities
Wed 24 Jun
Health Risk Management Plan - Return to School for...
COVID-19 Risk Management Plan
Wed 24 Jun
PPE video for disability support workers
Alison McMillan, Australia’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, demonstrates how and when to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for disability support workers
Fri 19 Jun
COVID-19 Restrictions easing.
From 12 noon - 19 June 2020
Fri 12 Jun
Information from the ACT Senior Practitioner
From 1 July 2020, the Senior Practitioner Act 2018 creates penalties for an inappropriate use of a restrictive practice.
Thu 11 Jun
ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy
The Strategy will inform how people with disability, their families, carers and the disability sector are supported through the COVID-19 health emergency in the ACT
Thu 11 Jun
ACT COVID-19 helpline (02 6207 7244)

The ACT Government’s COVID -19 helpline (02 6207 7244) can provide you and your family with:



  • Requests for support for the more vulnerable and isolated people in our...
Thu 11 Jun
Advice for people with disability - COVID-19
Australian Government Department of Health Resources
Thu 11 Jun
Disability Information Helpline
Australian Government
Wed 10 Jun
COAG Disability Reform Council Communiqué

COAG Disability Reform Council Communiqué


Commonwealth, state and territory disability ministers met on 11 May 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss contin...

Sat 6 Jun
Fast tracking infrastructure projects
Making a more accessible Canberra
Thu 4 Jun
COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT
Canberra's' recovery plan
Thu 4 Jun
Hospital visitor access restrictions eased
Starting 4th June 2020
Wed 3 Jun
ACT Human Rights Commission
Complaints about abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable person
Wed 3 Jun
ACT Libraries - online services are available
New dedicated libraries ACT Digital Helpline - 02 6207 7265
Wed 3 Jun
An open letter to the National Cabinet

People with Disability Australia has come together with over 70 national, state and territory disability organisations and released a letter to the National Cabinet with ten vital points for i...

Wed 3 Jun
Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan f...
Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability
Wed 3 Jun
BE STRONG TOGETHER – www.covid19.act.gov.au
BE STRONG TOGETHER
Wed 3 Jun
COVID-19 Statement of Concern
Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making.
Wed 3 Jun
NDIS 2020-21 Price Guide
New supported employment pricing
Wed 27 May
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission COVID-19 Re...
Fact sheets
Mon 18 May
Use of public transport in Canberra
Keep your distance on public transport
Fri 15 May
COVID-19 update
Remember your responsibilities
Fri 15 May
Rapid Response Grants Program
ACT Government commitment to provide COVID-19 stimulus to the ACT Community
Mon 11 May
Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychi...
Resources aimed at health and mental health professionals, disability workers and carers.
Fri 8 May
Article by Disability Discrimination Commissioner
A disability lens on the COVID-19 health policy response
Thu 7 May
2 Grant Programs to support community - now open
Community Support and Participation (Digital Communities) Grants
Wed 6 May
COVID-19 testing - expanded in Canberra
There is no age restriction on testing for COVID-19
Wed 6 May
New resources for providers - Quality and Safeguar...
National Disability Services - Resources
Mon 4 May
Privacy Awareness Week
4 to 10 May 2020
Sun 3 May
Floriade 2020: Reimagined

Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring but in 2020 it will blossom a little differently.


Saturday 12 September 2020 - Sunday 11 October 2020


Chief Minister Andr...

Fri 1 May
Australia's coronavirus restrictions are easing
Here's what you can and can't do
Fri 1 May
COVID-19 update - Mental Health Community Coalitio...
Update for community mental health services - newsletter
Fri 1 May
Individual Capacity Buiding grants announced by ND...
Several Canberra organisations supporting people with disability and their families and carers were successful in this ILC round
Fri 1 May
Individual Capacity Building Grant Round 2020-2021

The Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Individual Capacity Building (ICB) grant round 2020-2021 is open for applications and will close on 6 May 2020.


Up to $85m (GST excl.) ...

Fri 1 May
National Ethnic Disability Alliance Community Radi...

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) has partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to launch a new radio project, specifically targeted at new and emerging commu...

Fri 1 May
Priority access to home delivery services for NDIS...

On 6 April 2020, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), announced priority access to home delivery services for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant...

Wed 29 Apr
Vacancies on Disability Reference Group

Applications close tomorrow, on 1 May 2020


There are upcoming vacancies available on the ACT Disability Reference Group for persons with disability, with experience as...

Thu 16 Apr
People with Disability Australia - Q&A session
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 situation?
Fri 3 Apr
Response plan for people with disability
Advisory Committee established
Fri 13 Dec
Consultation report to help shape the next nationa...
Department of Social Services has released a document that will help inform the development of a new strategy for beyond 2020
Fri 13 Dec
EOIs open for Speaking Role - a new project from R...
Speaking Role is a free program for people who have a disability that affects their ability to communicate
Fri 13 Dec
NDIS Annual Price Review 2020-21 – submissions o...
Examining the existing pricing framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Thu 12 Dec
Pitch Your Passion 2020 is coming!
Young people with disability or mental health challenges, aged 16-27 are invited to submit an expression of interest to speak or perform
Tue 10 Dec
The Australian Women's Archives Project celebrate...
7 Canberrans with disability "Redefining Leadership"
Fri 6 Dec
ACT Down Syndrome Association commended at the 201...
ACTDSA received a commendation for Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support
Fri 6 Dec
ACT Parks and Conservation Service wins at the 201...
ACT Parks and Conservation Service jointly won the Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access award
Fri 6 Dec
ACT State Emergency Service, Tuggeranong Unit wins...
The Tuggeranong Unit of the ACT SES jointly won the Inclusion in Public Sector Employment award
Fri 6 Dec
Anton Saadeh wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's In...
Anton Saadeh jointly won the Excellence in Support Work award!
Fri 6 Dec
Belconnen Community Service wins at the 2019 Chief...
BCS won the Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support award
Fri 6 Dec
Bob Sawyer wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Incl...
Bob Sawyer jointly won the Life Time Achievement in Supporting People with Disability award
Fri 6 Dec
Canberra Community Law wins at the 2019 Chief Mini...
Canberra Community Law won the Championing Human Rights and Equality award
Fri 6 Dec
Canberrans celebrated at Chief Minister's Inclusi...
Seeing Machines received the Award for Excellence at the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards last night
Fri 6 Dec
Disability Justice Reference Group commended at th...
The Disability Justice Reference Group received a commendation for Excellence in Championing Human Rights and Equality
Fri 6 Dec
Inclusive Volunteering Program commended at the 20...
The Inclusive Volunteering Program at Volunteering ACT received a commendation for Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support
Fri 6 Dec
Jake Naylor wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Inc...
Jake won the Inclusion in Education and Training award
Fri 6 Dec
Jamelle Boettcher wins at the 2019 ACT Chief Minis...
Jamelle Boettcher jointly won the Life Time Achievement in Supporting People With Disability award
Fri 6 Dec
James O'Hehir wins at the 2019 Chief Minister’s...
James won the Emerging Young Leader award!
Fri 6 Dec
John Brookes wins at the 2019 Chief Miniser's Inc...
John Brookes won the Excellence in Volunteer Support award!
Fri 6 Dec
Luke Ferguson wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's I...
Luke Ferguson jointly won the Excellence in Support Work award
Fri 6 Dec
Questacon wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclu...
Questacon jointly won the Inclusion in Public Sector Employment award
Fri 6 Dec
Seeing Machines wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's...
Seeing Machines won the Inclusion in Private Sector Employment award, and the Chief Minister's Award for Excellence!
Fri 6 Dec
Sharon Ding wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Inc...
Sharon won the Excellence in Making Inclusion Happen award!
Fri 6 Dec
TAD ACT wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusi...
Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT (TAD ACT) jointly won the Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access award
Fri 6 Dec
The Future Is Inclusive podcast commended at the 2...
The Future Is Inclusive podcast received a commendation for Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access
Fri 6 Dec
ThinkPlace wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Incl...
ThinkPlace won the Inclusion in Business award
Fri 6 Dec
Women With Disabilities ACT commended at the 2019 ...
WWDACT received a commendation for Excellence in Championing Human Rights and Equality
Fri 6 Dec
Yenn Purkis wins at the 2019 Chief Minister's Inc...
Yenn won the Achievement in Inclusion award!
Thu 5 Dec
Happy International Volunteer Day!
Volunteer for an inclusive future
Thu 5 Dec
Have your say on a national obesity strategy
Join in the consultations on a national obesity strategy. You can be a part of creating a healthier future.
Wed 4 Dec
Inaugural National Arts and Disability Awards held...
Three artists were celebrated at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 3 December
Wed 4 Dec
Jenni Heckendorf launches memoir Through the Years
Beloved ex Canberran returns for her book launch
Tue 3 Dec
Launching INVOLVED – the ACT Disability Commitme...
Minister for Disability Suzanne Orr launches this website
Tue 3 Dec
The Mermaid photoseries - a 2019 I-Day grant
A virtual exhibition by Hanna Cormick and Novel Photographic
Mon 2 Dec
Meeting Place 2019 - Opening at National Gallery o...
Australia's leading annual arts, culture and disability forum comes to Canberra!
Mon 2 Dec
Message from the Minister for Disability
Suzanne Orr MLA is pleased to be part of Canberra's celebration of I-Day!
Mon 2 Dec
Score Raiders Game Day - a 2019 I-Day grant
The Disability Trust’s Score Raiders hosted their inaugural International Day of People with Disability Event!
Sun 1 Dec
ACT Down Syndrome Association - Finalist for the 2...
Building the capacity of the Canberra community to meaningfully include people with intellectual disability
Sun 1 Dec
Belconnen Arts Centre - Finalist for the 2019 Chie...
Creating a space and a platform for artists with disability
Sun 1 Dec
Black Mountain School - Finalist for the 2019 Chie...
Equipping students with disability for their careers after school
Sun 1 Dec
Ceilidh Dalton - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Creating art that is accessible for all Canberrans
Sun 1 Dec
Daana Restaurant - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Min...
Supporting inclusive employment through their small business
Sun 1 Dec
Getaboutable.com - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Min...
Improving travel and leisure options for people with disability
Sun 1 Dec
Have Your Say on SPIRE at the Canberra Hospital
Help with the next stage of this large healthcare infrastructure project
Sun 1 Dec
Jake Naylor - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Ensuring sport and physical education is inclusive
Sun 1 Dec
Katie Senior - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Ministe...
Dancing to an inclusive beat
Sun 1 Dec
Rebecca Jefferys - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Min...
Creating an inclusive environment for young learners
Sun 1 Dec
Ruth O'Brien - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minist...
Leading the way to more inclusive arts practice
Sun 1 Dec
The Future Is Inclusive podcast - Finalist for the...
Showing Canberrans how to be inclusive and become allies to people with disability
Sun 1 Dec
Vanessa Low - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Promoting rail safety in Canberra
Sat 30 Nov
Have Your Say on Child Safe Standards
Creating a culture of safety in your organisation to protect and empower children and young people
Sat 30 Nov
Therapy 4 Kids - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children and families
Sat 30 Nov
Véronique Gouneau - Finalist for the 2019 Chief M...
Striving for inclusive workplaces in educational and training institutions
Fri 29 Nov
ACT Courts and Tribunal - Finalist for the 2019 Ch...
Making justice processes more accessible
Fri 29 Nov
Issues paper on group homes published by Disabilit...
People with experience of living in group homes are encouraged to respond and share their story
Thu 28 Nov
Achieve By Design - Finalist for 2019 Chief Minist...
Enabling quality supports for people with disability by engaging workers over 55
Thu 28 Nov
Bob Sawyer - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Volunteering time and expertise to assist people with disability to access the community
Thu 28 Nov
Survey: The experiences of young people with disab...
Share your experiences of education and training and the pathways for young people with disability after school
Tue 26 Nov
Disability Justice Reference Group - Finalist for ...
Making justice proccesses more accessible for Canberrans with disability
Tue 26 Nov
Donna Rowbotham - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mini...
Thinking creatively to find the right assistive technology for employees with disability
Tue 26 Nov
Network Student Engagement Team, ACT Education Dir...
Working collaboratively to support students and build school capacity
Mon 25 Nov
Feedback, Behaviour, Investigation and Assistive T...
Increasing access to assistive technology
Sun 24 Nov
Social Infrastructure Branch, Major Projects Canbe...
Involving people with disability at all stages of infrastructure project delivery
Fri 22 Nov
Ausdance ACT - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Ministe...
Ensuring everyone can dance
Fri 22 Nov
Imagine More - Finalist at the 2019 Chief Minister...
Focusing on valued roles, to recruit the right person to support an individual with disability
Fri 22 Nov
Tracy Dodt - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Building social and recreational opportunities and independence
Thu 21 Nov
Canberra Metro and the ACT Govenment's Light Rail...
Designing for the needs of all commuters to ensure Light Rail accessible to everyone
Thu 21 Nov
Katie Costabile - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mini...
Championing inclusion in the workplace
Wed 20 Nov
Brett Olzen - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Making Canberra events and meetings more inclusive
Wed 20 Nov
Canberra Community Law - Finalist for the 2019 Chi...
Protecting rights and enabling access to justice
Wed 20 Nov
Penny Pollard - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minist...
Actively creating opportunities for artists with disability
Tue 19 Nov
ACT State Emergency Service - Tuggeranong Unit - F...
Building an inclusive culture among volunteers and staff
Tue 19 Nov
Department of Communications and the Arts’ Disab...
Strengthening workplace inclusion through supporting, advocating and educating staff
Tue 19 Nov
Jeremy Barralet - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mini...
Leading the way - representing and supporting fellow students
Mon 18 Nov
Australian Bureau of Statistics - Finalist for the...
Partnering with Specialisterne Australia to establish employment pathways for candidates with Autism
Mon 18 Nov
TAD ACT - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's ...
Adapting and customising equipment through the ingenuity of volunteers
Mon 18 Nov
ThinkPlace - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Providing opportunities for young people with disability
Sun 17 Nov
Sharing Places - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Building communication to deliver personalised care to people with complex needs
Sat 16 Nov
Sharon Champion - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mini...
Following her passion to be a trailblazer in her chosen field of childcare
Fri 15 Nov
Inclusive Volunteering Program - Finalist for the ...
Ensuring everyone can volunteer
Thu 14 Nov
Justin Le Couteur - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mi...
Promoting accessibility across government and community
Thu 14 Nov
NDIS Support Coordinators Community of Practice la...
The Office for Disability and Mental Health Community Coalition are collaborating on this Community of Practice series
Wed 13 Nov
Rebus Theatre - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minist...
Using theatre to create a more inclusive Canberra
Wed 13 Nov
The Diversity Team, Department of Health - Finalis...
Fostering inclusion across the workplace
Wed 13 Nov
The Office of the Senior Practitioner - Finalist f...
Working to reduce the use of restrictive practices and protect the rights of people with disability
Tue 12 Nov
Cam Sullings - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Ministe...
Connecting businesses to build employment opportunities for Canberrans with disability
Tue 12 Nov
Commonwealth Bank - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mi...
Maintaining an inclusive and welcoming workplace
Tue 12 Nov
Workforce Impact Collective led by National Disabi...
Forging workforce solutions through innovation and consultation with people with disability
Tue 12 Nov
Yarralumla Nursery - Finalist in the 2019 Chief Mi...
Nurturing confidence and horticultural skills
Mon 11 Nov
Greg Ophel - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Volunteering and advocating for Canberra's Deaf community
Mon 11 Nov
Sharon Kensell - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Training the community in how to be inclusive and accessible
Mon 11 Nov
Yenn Purkis - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Championing diversity and achieving amazing things
Sun 10 Nov
ACT Emergency Services Agency- Finalist fot the 20...
Planning for accessibility, so everyone can participate and learn
Sun 10 Nov
ACT Parks and Conservation Service - Finalist for ...
Making sure everyone can enjoy the ACT's parks and reserves
Sun 10 Nov
Hartley Lifecare - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Min...
Enabling people to achieve personal goals and live their best life
Sun 10 Nov
Patricia Falcetta - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mi...
Supporting young people with autism to gain confidence and shine
Sat 9 Nov
Marymead Autism Centre - Finalist for the 2019 Chi...
Embracing, supporting and celebrating Canberrans with autism
Fri 8 Nov
ACT Women's Award and Honour Roll
Do you know an outstanding Canberra woman with disability?
Thu 7 Nov
Disability Royal Commission - Education and Learni...
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has commenced public hearings
Thu 7 Nov
James O'Hehir - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Promoting social inclusion and wellbeing through dance, music and performance
Thu 7 Nov
Mary Mallett - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Ministe...
Championing access to independent advocacy for people with disability
Wed 6 Nov
Grant recipients to make Canberra more inclusive ...
Fifteen local businesses and organisations were announced today as the successful recipients of the 2019 Disability Inclusion Grants
Tue 5 Nov
UnitingCare Kippax - Finalist for the 2019 Chief M...
Building a diverse workforce to deliver support to people with disability
Mon 4 Nov
John Brookes - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Ministe...
Contributing to the community
Sun 3 Nov
Belconnen Community Service – Finalist for the 2...
Facilitating community participation for people with disability
Sun 3 Nov
Bunnings Warehouse - Finalist at the 2019 Chief Mi...
Creating inclusive work environments at Majura Park and Belconnen
Sun 3 Nov
Charles Weston School Coombs - Finalist for the 20...
Creating a welcoming and inclusive setting for all students
Sat 2 Nov
Panache Driver Training - Finalist for the 2019 Ch...
Ensuring learning to drive a car is accessible and inclusive
Sat 2 Nov
Sharon Ding - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Making classrooms more inclusive for all students
Sat 2 Nov
The RUC - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's ...
Creating an inclusive and supportive culture in their workplace
Fri 1 Nov
Bonnie Millen - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Advocating for systemic changes for Canberrans with disability
Fri 1 Nov
Shaw Building Group - Finalist for the 2019 Chief ...
Raising funds to support carers and their families
Fri 1 Nov
Women With Disabilities ACT - Finalist for the 201...
Creating opportunities for women and non-binary people with disabilities to connect with each other
Thu 31 Oct
Canberra Yacht Club Sailability - Finalist for the...
Ensuring everyone can learn to sail
Thu 31 Oct
Dalane Drexler - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minis...
Advancing rights and self-determination through an inclusive and accomodating workplace
Thu 31 Oct
Shay-Leigh Willis - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mi...
Taking the lead to promote inclusion and diversity
Wed 30 Oct
Beyond Bank - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Building universal design into the customers' banking experience
Wed 30 Oct
Forward To The Future - Finalist for the 2019 Chie...
Building social opportunities for young people
Wed 30 Oct
Juliet Brown - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Ministe...
Designing sensory spaces, playgrounds and gardens for ACT school students
Wed 30 Oct
National Convention Centre Canberra - Finalist for...
Creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace
Wed 30 Oct
Nexus Human Services - Finalist for the 2019 Chief...
Supporting jobseekers with disability to find employment and advance in their careers
Mon 28 Oct
Canberra Business Chamber - Finalist for the 2019 ...
Increasing employment of people with disability through business to business engagement
Mon 28 Oct
Canberra gets ready to celebrate I-Day
Seven local community organisations and individuals are 2019 International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) grant recipients
Sun 27 Oct
Ikea Canberra - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minist...
Providing an accessible experience for customers with disability
Fri 25 Oct
Business Boost Centre - Finalist for the 2019 Chie...
Demonstrating inclusive employment to other small businesses
Tue 22 Oct
The Disability Trust Score Raiders - Finalist for ...
Ensuring everyone can play Rugby League
Sun 20 Oct
Advocacy for Inclusion - Finalist for the 2019 Chi...
Advocating for the inclusion of people with disability, at systemic and individual levels
Sun 20 Oct
Tilly Davey - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Making art inclusive and accessible for everyone
Sun 20 Oct
Wayne Herbert - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minist...
Breaking down barriers for people with disability and members of the LGBTIQ community
Sat 19 Oct
Individual volunteers supporting Special Olympics ...
Malcolm Brown, Denis Donoghue, Neville Gathercole, Gareth Dear and Kerry Atkins - supporting a golfing program for people with intellectual disability
Sat 19 Oct
Jamelle Boettcher - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mi...
Advocating for the rights of individuals with disability
Sat 19 Oct
Learning Support Team at St Michael’s Primary - ...
Guiding, supporting and empowering all students, to build an inclusive school community
Fri 18 Oct
Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Australian Public ...
Innovating and trialling inclusive employment programs
Fri 18 Oct
The Acute Support Social Work Department - Finalis...
Supporting people with complex disabilities to access the supports they need
Thu 17 Oct
Independent - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister...
Promoting the benefits of inclusive employment
Wed 16 Oct
Seeing Machines Ltd - Finalist for the 2019 Chief ...
Creating employment opportunities for neurodiverse candidates, including people with autism
Tue 15 Oct
Hands On Studio - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Mini...
Creating opportunities for artists with disability to develop and showcase their talent
Mon 14 Oct
Accessible Barbeques
The ACT Government installed new wheelchair accessible barbeques at two of Canberra's most popular summer hotspots, Pine Island and the Cotter Bend to make our parks and reserves more inclusive for ev...
Mon 9 Sep
Australian Government opens Economic and Community...
This Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant round is focused on improving the economic and community participation of people with disability across Australia.
Mon 9 Sep
Australian Government opens Mainstream Capacity Bu...
This Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant round is focused on mainstream health services and will close on 21 October 2019.
Tue 3 Sep
Data collection: People with disability in Austral...
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a collection of information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding about disability in Australia.
Tue 27 Aug
Review of the NDIS Act and the new NDIS Participan...
To develop a new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee, the Australian Government has commissioned a review of the NDIS Act.
Mon 26 Aug
Spotlight on the Courts Canine Support Program
Happy International Dog Day!
Wed 21 Aug
2019 ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
Nominees will be announced in the lead up to the Awards, so nominate a champion now!
Wed 21 Aug
Share your stories about restrictive practices
An opportunity for people with disability who have experienced restraint in disabilty accommodation, schools or the children and youth protection system to share their experiences
Wed 21 Aug
Workforce Impact Collective panel discussion
On Thursday 8th August 2019, members of the ACT disability community came together to hear about the achievements of the Workforce Impact Collective (WIC) and the six pilots supported by the project.
Tue 20 Aug
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and...
Public submissions open
Mon 19 Aug
ILC Individual Capacity Building Program Grant Opp...
The National Disability Insurance Agency has announced a new Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant opportunity
Sun 18 Aug
Share your stories about justice services
Award winning organisation Rebus Theatre is seeking your input about the barriers faced by people with disability interacting with justice services in the ACT.
Sat 17 Aug
Spotlight on Krofne Donuts – 2018 Chief Minister...
Krofne Donuts won the Inclusion in Business Award!
Sat 17 Aug
When Things Go Wrong in Health Services - New Reso...
A new guide from People with Disabilities ACT and the ACT Human Rights Commission about your options when things go wrong in health services for people with disability
Fri 16 Aug
Spotlight on Clare Moore – Emerging Young Leader...
CEO of Women With Disabilities ACT, Clare Moore, won the Emerging Young Leader Award
Fri 16 Aug
Spotlight on Rebus Theatre - Chief Minister's Awa...
In 2018, Rebus took out the overall award for their innovative training program - get your nominations in for the 2019 Awards!
Thu 15 Aug
Spotlight on Megan Campbell and Everyone Everyday ...
Megan Campbell at the ACT Government Education Directorate won a Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award
Thu 15 Aug
Spotlight on People With Disabilities ACT – Awar...
PWDACT and Rebus were joint winners of this award.
Wed 14 Aug
Spotlight on Joyce and Albert Green – Excellence...
If you know a champion, Joyce and Albert encourage you to nominate them for a Chief Minister's Inclusion Award!
Wed 14 Aug
Spotlight on Paul Mugambi – 2018 Chief Minister...
Paul received the Award for Excellence in Making Inclusion Happen
Wed 14 Aug
Spotlight on The Hub at Carers ACT – 2018 Chief ...
The Hub at Carers ACT won the Excellence in Innovation Award
Wed 14 Aug
Spotlight on Transport Canberra and City Services ...
Transport Canberra and City Services won a Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award
Tue 13 Aug
Spotlight on Helen Connolly – Excellence in Supp...
Leader of ADACAS project team recognised at the 2018 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
Mon 12 Aug
Spotlight on Angela Luchetti and Saint Vincent’s...
Angela Luchetti and Saint Vincent’s Primary School win a Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award in the Inclusion in Education and Training category
Mon 12 Aug
Spotlight on Chris Redmond – Lifetime Achievemen...
CEO of Woden Community Services recognised at the 2018 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
Mon 12 Aug
Spotlight on Robert Altamore – 2018 Chief Minist...
Robert Altamore won the Achievement in Inclusion Award
Sun 11 Aug
Spotlight on Renaissance Homes – Innovation in D...
Local Builders, Renaissance Homes, won Innovation in Design to Create Inclusion of People with Disability at the 2018 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
Sun 11 Aug
Spotlight on the Ginninderry Team, Riverview Proje...
Winner of the Inclusion in Private Sector Employment Award
Sun 11 Aug
That is Violence - new resources from 1800Respect
This campaign aims to help clarify to women with a disability what violence is and the situations or circumstances where it can arise.
Sat 10 Aug
Grow Inclusion schools competition - IDPwD 2019
Schools, year groups and classes can enter to win accessible resources. Register an event or activity on the IDPwD website, to be held between now and 8 November 2019.
Sat 10 Aug
NDIS Joint Standing Committee inquiries - closing ...
The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is currently inviting submissions on NDIS Planning and Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Sat 10 Aug
Spotlight on Marymead Autism Centre and the Access...
The Marymead Autism Centre and their Access Days program were commended for Innovation in Design to Create Inclusion of People with Disability at 2018 ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
Fri 9 Aug
ACT Disability Justice Strategy
The First Action Plan of the ACT Disability Strategy was launched on 9 August 2019 by the Minister for Disability Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA