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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.

  • Planning for the vaccine – resources for disability providers

    Friday March 19 2021

    The Australian Government has put together a collection of information and resources for providers to help them plan for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The Government has created a disability provider webpage that will be updated regularly with a range of relevant vaccination information. It has also put together a toolkit to help providers get ready […]

  • Use of restrictive practices for vaccinations

    Friday March 19 2021

    The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has created a fact sheet for NDIS providers about supporting people with disability to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The fact sheet includes information on complying with restrictive practices rules. The NDIS Commission has designed the information to help providers understand their obligations for the vaccinations. It also covers information […]

  • Guide for healthcare providers on getting vaccination consent

    Friday March 19 2021

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has put together a guide for healthcare providers about getting informed consent from people. A healthcare provider giving a vaccination must get the person’s consent before vaccinating them. They must get and record informed consent for each dose of the vaccination. Consent can be either verbal or […]

  • Giving your consent for a COVID vaccination

    Friday March 19 2021

    Getting a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination is voluntary. Each person can decide whether they want to get vaccinated or not. This includes people in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The healthcare provider giving the vaccination must get your consent before vaccinating you. If you have a guardian or other decision-maker, they also need to consent […]

  • Who will get the COVID vaccine next? 

    Friday March 19 2021

    Vaccinations are starting to roll out around Australia. The first high-risk group of frontline health and quarantine workers, as well as people living and working in aged and disability residential services, have already started to receive theirs. So, who is in the next group to be offered vaccinations? The next high priority group includes people […]

  • New Easy Read resources about COVID-19 vaccinations

    Wednesday February 24 2021

    The Australian Government has developed a suite of Easy Read resources about the Pfizer vaccine and the rollout of vaccinations. There are 10 resources available online that include information on: what is the vaccine and is it safe? what the vaccine does who gets the vaccine and who gets it first? where you can get […]