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  • Bullying, abuse, domestic and family violence – how and where to get help

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been asked to stay at home to keep safe. Unfortunately, this means that people with disability could be more vulnerable than ever to violence, bullying and abuse. IDEAS has put together a list of organisations you can call for help, apps to support you and web resources to […]

  • The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from you

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is worried that when emergencies happen, people with disability are left behind and forgotten. To find out more about what happens to people with disability during emergencies, the Disability Royal Commission has released an issues paper about emergency planning and response. They […]

  • Staying Connected podcast

    Tuesday June 9 2020

    Advocacy for Inclusion has created a podcast called ‘Staying Connected’. This podcast is for people with disability who want to stay connected and informed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Recent episodes have focused on mental health and ways to stay safe. Advocacy for Inclusion is a Canberra-based organisation that provides individual, self and systemic advocacy for people […]

  • The COVIDSafe app and your privacy rights

    Tuesday June 9 2020

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released information to help you understand your privacy rights if you choose to download the COVIDSafe app. It answers questions about: what the COVIDSafe app is and how it works if you have to download the app the type of information that the app will collect about […]

  • Coronavirus resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability

    Tuesday June 9 2020

    First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) has a dedicated web page with information and resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability through coronavirus. FPDN is a national organisation run by and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities. FPDN advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with […]

  • New animation to help you decide if you want to download the COVIDSafe app

    Wednesday June 3 2020

    Inclusion Australia has just released a new animation to help people decide if they want to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app. COVIDSafe App: To download or not? explains that downloading the app is voluntary. It also talks about how the app works, what information you need to provide and how it can help protect […]

  • Animation explains how to stay safe during coronavirus

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    Speak Out Advocacy has produced an engaging, short animation that explains coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to stay safe. The animation uses simple words and images to quickly and clearly explain what we all need to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The animation covers: social distancing cleaning and good hygiene staying home where […]

  • Easy Read resources to support learning from home during coronavirus

    Tuesday May 12 2020

    A lot of schools around Australia are closed at the moment. This means that children and parents are having to manage learning from home. The Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education has developed a new resource about learning at home during coronavirus. They’ve put together information to help students with disability and their families organise and […]

  • Coronavirus advice for people with disability

    Monday May 11 2020

    The Australian Government has released new advice for people with disability as part of its coronavirus (COVID19) planning for people at risk. The resource brings together information about what people with disability can do to keep safe during coronavirus and links to the Government programs and services that are available. The information explains why people […]

  • Coronavirus apps to help keep you safe

    Monday May 11 2020

    In an effort to slow the spread, keep us informed and keep us safe from coronavirus, the Australian Government has developed two apps. You can download the apps for free on your smart devices (mainly smart phones or tablets like iPads). We explain the difference between these apps below. Coronavirus Australia app The Coronavirus Australia […]