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Latest news: Disability

Building support for The Woden School brick-by-brick

Major fundraising initiative for The Woden School, Bricks@Woden returns this weekend, 25-26 May to raise funds for students with disability.

ACT Government publishes 10-year disability strategy

The ACT Government has released a 10-year ACT Disability Strategy 2024-2033 and the First Action Plan 2024-2026.

ACT politics: Wednesday 10 April

Construction delays, renting, electric buses, healthcare challenges, and legislation for jury reforms and the night-time economy.

Access denied: People with assistance animals have rights

Assistance animals can go anywhere their handlers can but people like Amanda Heal are still being denied entry.

Emma Davidson will continue the fight for disability rights

Emma Davidson reflects on her three years as Minister for Disability, and shares her views on federal disability policy.

ACT Government sets priorities for disability inclusive healthcare

The ACT Government today released the Disability Health Strategy 2024-2033 and the First Action Plan 2024-2026.

ACT Government’s disability inclusion strategy for schools

The first action plan, supported by an investment of $9.9 million, will strengthen and embed inclusive practices across ACT public schools.

Disability royal commission calls for more inclusive society

A Royal Commission into people with disability released its report today - and the ACT Government has welcomed the news.

Canberra musician Ruth O’Brien on accessibility, shyness and cats

Supporting an idol, odes to cats, and recognition as a disability ambassador, 2023 has been exciting for Canberra's Ruth O’Brien.

Canberra carer recognised for heartfelt approach at Men’s Shed

Putting the care in carer, Gerry Andrews has been awarded a lifetime membership at the Belconnen Community Men's Shed.

Nominations open for ACT disability awards

The 2023 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards celebrate people with disability, or businesses and individuals who create a more inclusive ACT.

ACT Labor MLA’s disability bill will be ‘profound shift’ in equality

Labor MLA Suzanne Orr intends to introduce a Disability Inclusion Act for the ACT, removing barriers for people with disability.

A floor you can eat off – meet Ryan from RecycleAbilities

With a passion for recycling, puzzles and woodwork, Ryan Gilligan transforms old floorboards and discarded pieces of wood into fun and functional cheeseboards.

No such thing as a weak Achilles amongst the disabled

If I told you a Canberra mother of five runs half-marathons regularly, you’d be impressed. If I said she was blind, you’d probably doubt my journalistic integrity. Liz McLarnen, 66, is nothing short...

High tea, high fashion and a feel-good high with Hartley Lifecare

A fashion fiesta, high tea bonanza, and entertainment spectacular, Hartley Lifecare’s feel-good event of the year returns next month to raise funds for the local disability support organisation. Serving lovely looks, tasty...

Canberrans to shape 10-year plan for disability healthcare

The draft ACT Disability Health Strategy was released today, and the ACT Government urges Canberrans to provide feedback.