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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.

  • A new Disability Response Centre for coronavirus

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Australian and Victorian governments are working together to improve how they respond to, and manage, coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks in disability residential care. To do this, they are focussing on supporting staff and services to limit the number of places a staff member can work, as well as improving how they manage outbreaks through a […]

  • Understanding the roadmap for reopening – regional Victoria

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Victorian Government released its coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening on 6 September with different steps for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. From 14 September, some restrictions will be eased. However, the base principles for keeping safe will stay the same for now. You will still need to: wear a mask or face covering stay […]

  • Understanding the roadmap for reopening – metro Melbourne

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Victorian Government released its coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening on 6 September with different steps for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. From 14 September, some restrictions will be eased. However, the base principles for keeping safe will stay the same for now. You will still need to: wear a mask or face covering stay […]

  • What’s allowed and what’s not? FAQs about easing Victoria’s restrictions

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Victorian Government released a lot of information about their roadmap out of lockdown on 6 September. But what does this mean for people living in Melbourne? Below is a plain language summary of the key questions people might have about what Melburnians will be allowed and not allowed to do for the next few […]

  • The social bubble – what is it?

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    As part of the Victorian Government’s plan to gradually ease out of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and Stage 3 in regional Victoria, people will soon be able to create a ‘social bubble’. From 14 September, people living alone and single parents will be allowed to choose one person from another home to visit. This […]

  • A guide to support people who have been through trauma

    Tuesday August 18 2020

    The Australian Government is providing funding to create a best practice guide for the disability sector to better support people with disability who have been through trauma. The Blue Knot Foundation will develop the guide that will help organisations and workers understand trauma and provide trauma-informed care to people with disability. People with disability experience […]