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UPDATE – Disability Royal Commission

People with disability, like everyone else in our community, have the right to live free of violence, abuse, neglect and...
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Major Party Vows to Protect NDIS

With the Federal election on this Saturday, we thought it might be a good time to share what both of the major Parties have been saying regarding the NDIS.
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Disability Etiquette – It doesn’t have to be hard

Disability etiquette is a set of guidelines dealing specifically with how to approach a person with a disability.  It comes down to one simple rule: do not assume.
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Royal Commission terms of reference released

A broad and comprehensive list of the terms for the Royal Commission into disability has been released by the Australian Government.
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The problem with limited accessibility in public spaces

With numerous Disability Organisations, Perth has no excuse for the lack of accessible spaces in shared public spaces.
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Interchange staff recognised in WA Disability Support Awards

Interchange is proud to announce the nomination of several staff members for the annual Disability Support Awards.
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State Disability Plan in the works

In a drive for more inclusive communities the McGowan government has announced plans to develop a State Disability Plan which will underpin all Government activities and initiatives.
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The NDIS in WA: A call for certainty and unity

In 2011 the Productivity Commission inquiry into disability care and support highlighted the current [then] disability support system is underfunded, unfair, fragmented, and inefficient,
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Benefits of inclusive employment flow far beyond the employee

Recent research by the University of Melbourne shows that whilst people with disability represent nearly a fifth of the population, they are drastically under-represented in the workforce.
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Contemporary support: looking beyond the jargon

This is the first blog post from our new CEO, Justin O'Meara Smith. Justin joined the team in February and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and many years' experience working in senior management roles within the disability sector.
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