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New Support Line for Senior Australians

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator The Hon Richard Colbeck, has released advice about further support for Senior Australians who are feeling isolated. Senior Australians, their families and carers can now call a dedicated free call support line aimed at supporting the mental health of those impacted [...]

Management and Operational plan for COVID-19 for People with Disability

The Management and Operational plan for COVID-19 for People with Disability developed by the Australian Commonwealth Government provides a targeted response for people with disability, their families, carers and support workers. The plan provides high-level guidance on a range of factors that need to be considered in managing and preventing the transmission of COVID-19 for [...]

Celebrating love

The whole world is going through a very challenging time, fighting Coronavirus, and, like most crises, it brings out the best and worst in people. We’ve decided to focus on the best of humanity: love. Love is what binds us and helps us through these difficult times. Love comes in many shapes and forms.  This [...]

Urgent Appeal

Our community is at higher risk of respiratory distress and more susceptible to heart complications should they become infected.  People we speak to are, understandably, worried about their health and their ability to access crucial medical and carer supports. The Coronavirus crisis has thrown us all, in a time of great worry and uncertainty, I [...]

Action Plan for rare diseases like muscular dystrophies

We celebrate the launch this week of the first National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases and look forward to collaborating with others in the sector to ensure the voices of people living with rarer diseases, like muscular dystrophies, are heard. The launch of the Action Plan coincides with Rare Disease Day on 29th February [...]

Huge turnout for Run for Strength 2020

‘There’s been a show of strength in support of people living with muscular dystrophy.’ Australian television presenter, Kristy Mayr and hundreds of Melbournians and interstate visitors ran and walked alongside those who can’t at Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s annual Run for Strength in Albert Park last Sunday. The inaugural Run for Strength event, first held in [...]

NDIS assistance in bushfire affected areas – 15 Jan

NDIA staff are joining the Department of Human Services Mobile Service Centres and Mobile Service Teams being deployed in bushfire affected areas throughout NSW and Victoria. NDIA staff will be available to discuss any additional support needs with participants, their families and carers. Today’s locations (Wednesday 15 January 2020) NSW Batemans Bay - Level 1 Auditorium, [...]