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Stay up-to-date with the latest news affecting people with disability around Australia. We’ll provide plain language summaries of what’s happening so you can get your information quickly and easily, and get on with the job of advocating for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

  • Disability provider alert from the Australian Government – 13 May

    Friday May 14 2021

    On 13 May, the Australian Government sent the latest Disability provider alert. These alerts provide regular updates for the disability sector about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.  How disability workers can get the vaccine Disability workers can get their vaccine at: the residential disability accommodation where they work a vaccination clinic near where they work. Disability […]

  • World Health Organization warns of case number surge

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    While here in Australia many things are getting back to normal with our case numbers almost non-existent, that isn’t the case for much of the rest of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that COVID-19 cases are surging globally. It is urging people to respect measures proven to keep the virus in […]

  • Daily data on Australia’s vaccine rollout

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    The Australian Government is publishing daily information about Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The data it’s releasing includes a detailed infographic and presentation on the vaccine doses that have been given across Australia. As of 28 April, 2,112,285 vaccine doses have been given. The data includes to-date and daily vaccination numbers and is also broken down […]

  • Government gives up on original vaccine target

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    The Prime Minister has given up on all adult Australians getting their first vaccine doses by the end of October. It may not happen now until next year. The Australian Government won’t put a time on Australia’s vaccine rollout after giving up the October target due to blood clot concerns with the AstraZeneca vaccine. The […]

  • AstraZeneca blood clot concerns

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    The Australian Government has decided that the Pfizer vaccine is the preferred vaccine for people under 50. This is because of the possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots. So far in Australia, there have been a small number of cases of blood clots after having the AstraZeneca vaccination, but this side effect is […]

  • Keep up-to-date on the latest vaccination information from the Australian Government

    Friday March 19 2021

    The Australian Government has created a webpage with information for people with disability about the COVID-19 vaccines. It will update the page regularly as new information about the rollout of vaccines comes up. The page currently has information on: when and where you will get your vaccinations likely side effects from the vaccines vaccination of […]