Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.
While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.
While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities more readily supported by the NDIS.
There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.
In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.
It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.
The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. Data doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver for Australians with disability.
During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.
Independent assessments were meant to make access to the NDIS fairer. But disability groups disagree and want them stopped.
The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.