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We are bringing together important coronavirus information for you.

Each of our resources starts with a plain language summary of the source material. The summary includes how the information affects and relates to people with disability.

Each resource will also include a link to the source material and the government department or organisation responsible for it. As well as tips for advocates and what next steps you might want to take.

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Use the Categories menu on the right to find resources according to topic.

You can also choose to filter the resources based on your state or territory.

  • 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 […]

  • Changes to Australian Government COVID-19 payments

    Tuesday November 24 2020

    Changes continue to come through for the Australian Government’s coronavirus support payments. Both JobKeeper and the Coronavirus Supplement have been extended, though the rates will go down, and the Supplement may be extended again up until 31 March 2021. There also hasn’t been an end date given for Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments. Coronavirus Supplement The […]

  • 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) […]

  • Legal resources for people affected by coronavirus

    Thursday October 15 2020

    Justice Connect is a not-for-profit legal service that helps connect people and community groups with the lawyers and the legal help they need. They have developed a range of resources to help people with common legal problems related to coronavirus (COVID-19). The ‘Accessing courts’ resources explain how you can access different courts under the coronavirus […]

  • New Easy Read on getting a coronavirus test

    Thursday October 15 2020

    The Australian Government Department of Social Services has released new Easy Read information about getting a coronavirus (COVID-19) test. It includes information about: where you can get a test what happens when you get a test at the hospital what happens when you get a test in the car how the test is done what […]