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  • New COVID-19 restrictions for NSW

    Monday December 21 2020

    On Saturday 19 December, new restrictions came into force in New South Wales’ Northern Beaches Local Government Area due to a new cluster of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. As of 21 December, there are 83 cases of COVID-19 linked to this cluster. The source of the outbreak is still unknown. Many states have also closed their […]

  • How will vaccinations work in Australia?

    Tuesday December 15 2020

    Around the world, roughly 200 coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are being developed. More than 40 of these are now being trialled on humans. Australia is currently focussing on manufacturing the British-developed AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine. Fifty million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine are being developed under license in Melbourne, with the first batch expected to be […]

  • Australian-made COVID vaccine could be ready earlier than expected

    Tuesday December 15 2020

    Australia is currently focussing on manufacturing the British-developed AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine. The Government had planned to buy a vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland and pharmaceutical company CSL. However, the trials were recently cancelled after some participants returned false HIV positive results. AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine Fifty million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine […]

  • First countries to start mass COVID vaccinations

    Tuesday December 15 2020

    On 8 December, England became the first country in the world to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Canada also started administering doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on 14 December and the United States of America began vaccinating with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on 15 December. Russia also started distributing its own Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine on 5 […]

  • How is Australia doing compared to other countries tackling COVID-19?

    Tuesday November 24 2020

    Despite the recent cluster of cases in South Australia, Australia’s new coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers have been almost non-existent in the last few weeks. Overall, and even with the second wave of cases in Victoria, our numbers have been very low compared to many other countries. Whether this has been because of the restrictions governments […]

  • Have you completed DANA’s COVID-19 survey?

    Friday November 20 2020

    Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) is currently doing a survey about coronavirus (COVID-19) advocacy impact and building disaster resilience. This survey aims to: build a better understanding of the impact that COVID-19 and the lockdown measures are having on disability advocacy and on people with disability help DANA to promote measures (including funding where necessary) […]

  • Government’s slow coronavirus response for people with disability

    Wednesday April 22 2020

    People with disability are some of the most vulnerable people in Australia when it comes to coronavirus. Australian advocacy groups have been lobbying governments since mid-March for a targeted response to protect people with disability. Despite a slow response, this work has now partly paid off. The Australian Government has come up with a plan […]