New $85m grant round opens to assist Australians with disability

New $85m grant round opens to assist Australians with disability

Australians living with a disability will benefit from new funding after the opening of a grant round which will offer up to $85 million to organisations across the country. Applications are now open for a new grant round under the National Disability Insurance...
Complex Home Modification Guide

Complex Home Modification Guide

The NDIA has published a guide to complex home modification (CHM) for builders and assessors. This guide is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of complex home modifications and reduce the number of re-quotes and facilitate timely approvals by explaining...
Critical research opens door for new cancer immunotherapies

Critical research opens door for new cancer immunotherapies

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University and Ghent University, Belgium have created the first atlas of the human thymus gland, which could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. This mapping assists in...
World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week

World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week

Today marks the second day of Hearing Awareness Week in Australia, and tomorrow (March 3rd) is World Hearing Day. This year’s theme for World Hearing Day is “Don’t let hearing loss limit you,” which aims to highlight how timely and effective interventions can help...
AGPT Program Applications Opening Soon

AGPT Program Applications Opening Soon

The Australian Government recently announced the opening date for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program. The program provides 1,500 Australian-government funded places for medical registrars wishing to train as general practitioners as part of the...
Significant drops in NDIS wait times for families

Significant drops in NDIS wait times for families

New data released today demonstrates backlogs for children with disability in accessing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been slashed over the last six months. Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert,...
Breakthrough in blood pressure research

Breakthrough in blood pressure research

Research into understanding the effects of blood flow on the brain has come to a head this week, with scientists discovering that brain blood flow affects certain serious illnesses such as high blood pressure, migraines and dementia. Academics from the University of...
$50m fund for aged care providers announced

$50m fund for aged care providers announced

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck recently announced a $50 million investment fund aimed at helping struggling providers. The Business Improvement fund will be available to eligible businesses to improve business strategies, maintain...
Play ideas for imagination, health, and development

Play ideas for imagination, health, and development

Queensland Health has recently explored how play helps children learn, grow and have fun, and have come up with seven play ideas to spark your child’s imagination. Play has a number of benefits, including facilitating healthy brain development and supporting...
Online claiming for aged care is changing

Online claiming for aged care is changing

Services Australia has announced they’re developing a new Aged Care Provider Portal. The new portal will be a secure place for aged care providers to access online services and make claims for aged care subsidies and supplements. The latest portal will...