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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.

  • 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 […]

  • Victoria lowers restrictions again for a COVIDSafe Summer

    Tuesday December 15 2020

    Victoria has now gone over 45 days with no new community transmission cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Victorian Government has further eased restrictions on the number of people Victorians can have in their home, the use of masks and allowing more people back into their offices. From 11 January, private businesses will be allowed to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Restrictions continue to ease in Victoria

    Tuesday November 24 2020

    After nearly four weeks straight with no new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and no deaths, Victorians are enjoying reduced restrictions across the state. Victoria has also recently celebrated zero active remaining cases in the state after the last COVID-19 patient was cleared of the virus and discharged from hospital on 24 November. On 22 November, the […]

  • 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) […]