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Emotional Scott Morrison Launches Disability Royal Commission

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially announced a disability royal commission in an emotional press-conference on Friday.

Brandon Jack

Brandon Jack

Is It Time For Eddie McGuire To Step Away From The Microphone?

4 min read

Did anyone else watch Eddie McGuire’s apology for the comments he made prior to the Swans Crows game and get this terrible feeling of déjà vu?

Style

Style

This Beauty Brand Is Making Makeup Accessible To Everyone

4 min read

A beauty brand has tailored its products to people with disabilities to make makeup accessible to everyone.

Music

Music

This Is What It's Like To Attend Concerts With A Disability

3 min read

Marlena Katene may have been born with cerebral palsy, but that's probably the least interesting thing about the music journalist, disability advocate, business owner and base jumper.

Health

Health

Girl Born With No Hearing Now Fluent In Two Languages

2 min read

Hana Hollowell's English-speaking father and Japanese-speaking mother assumed their unborn child would speak both their mother tongues, but things changed two days after she was born.

Love

Love

Mum Shares A 'Review' Of Her Baby Girl With Down Syndrome

3 min read

A new mum has shared a heartfelt "review" of her two-month-old daughter who has Down syndrome.

Jordon Steele-John

Jordon Steele-John

It’s Hard For People To Conceive What Life's Journey Is Like For Disabled People

4 min read

As Australia’s youngest MP, I find the rhetoric that young people, particularly Millennials like me, are so entitled that we 'expect to have everything gifted to us on a silver platter' to be both insulting and laughable.

Inspiration

Inspiration

He Was Told He Would Be Dead, Instead He Is Learning To Walk For The First Time

3 min read

Moustafa Ardati was told he would die by the time he reached his mid-twenties. He is 32.

National

National

Carly Findlay: 'People Ask If I'm Sunburnt'

2 min read

Appearance activist Carly Findlay has opened up about why she feels more confident in the age of social media.

Good News

Good News

Heartwarming Moment Wheelchair-Bound Groom Stands To Dance With New Wife

1 min read

A video showing a wheelchair-bound groom standing to dance with his new bride has gone viral.

Style

Style

Model With Down Syndrome Named Face Of Benefit Cosmetics

2 min read

Kate Grant, of Northern Ireland, was announced as the ambassador of the brand's new product, a liquid eyeliner, on Thursday.

Views

Views

Why You Shouldn't Correct People's Grammar

4 min read

Hands up if you’ve ever corrected someone’s spelling, punctuation or grammar.

Sport

Sport

'I'm Stoked': Aussie Legend Sam Bloom Crowned World Surfing Champion

3 min read

From the water, Sam Bloom and her husband Cameron couldn't hear what was happening onshore. 

World

World

Robot Cafe To Offer Jobs For People With Disabilities

1 min read

People with physical disabilities could soon be offered a job controlling wait robots at a cafe in Japan. 

Good News

Good News

Music Teacher Sings With Student In Heartwarming Video

1 min read

Robert Mullen has dedicated his life to helping people with special needs. By day, he works for the largest disability care provider in New Zealand.

National

National

Hope For The Deaf After U.S. Military Fund Australian Research

1 min read

The U.S. Defence Department will help fund Australian research into breakthrough hearing loss treatment.

Sam Drummond

Sam Drummond

Will Millennial Men Please Stand Up?

5 min read

The results are in: women are far more likely to give up their seat for someone in need on public transport.

National

National

Calls For Bondi Beach To Be More Wheelchair Accessible

2 min read

Tamworth woman Kate Swain, who uses a wheelchair, started a petition to make Bondi more accessible after finding herself unable to properly experience it.

Views

Views

I Can Remember Everything Since I Was 12 Days Old

8 min read

Living with 'super memory', autism and OCD has shaped my life, but not defined it.

Jordon Steele-John

Jordon Steele-John

What It's Like To Travel As A Disabled Person

4 min read

International travel is a whole different ballgame for me; for most of my life the rest of world has seemed closed.

National

National

Daphne Dunne Steals The Limelight At Sydney Harbour Bridge Lifts Opening

3 min read

NSW Government officials had no idea they were dealing with a superstar.

Sport

Sport

Nike Signs Its First Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

1 min read

Justin Gallegos, who has cerebral palsy, was signed by Nike in a history-making moment for the famous sports apparel brand.

Crime

Crime

Heartless Vandals Damage Disability Charity's Entire Fleet Of Cars

1 min read

A non-for-profit organisation's entire fleet of cars has been damaged in a heartless attack.

Features

Features

Quentin Fighting For A Better World, Right To The End

1 min read

Disability advocate’s campaign for council tragically cut short

News

News

Disability Advocate Quentin Kenihan Has Died, Aged 43

1 min read

Quentin Kenihan has died at aged 43 after battling a serious bone disease.

National

National

Teenager's Hanging Death In Respite Care Was Preventable: Inquest

4 min read

Thirteen-year-old Melissa Standon had only been in respite care for three weeks when she was found hanging from her bed after accidentally choking herself to death in 2015.

National

National

Why This Story Of A Barber's 'Kind Act' Should Have Been Done Differently

4 min read

The media, including this outlet, can do better when it comes to reporting on disability.

Good News

Good News

Barber Cuts Hair In Street Because Wheelchair Couldn't Get Into Shop

1 min read

A kindhearted barber has given a disabled man a haircut in the street, because his wheelchair could not access the store.

Politics

Politics

'The Names That Don't Get Spoken': Senator Sobs In Parliament

2 min read

Jordon Steele-John read out the names of 34 people who have died in institutional and residential care in recent years.

Features

Features

Alysia Stuck In Limbo Due To NDIS Delays

3 min read

People with disabilities stuck with approvals left unacted on

National

National

Aussie Swimmer Michael Cox: What Happens After You Go Viral

3 min read

Imagine waking up and finding out that millions upon millions of people around the world had viewed your high school formal dance.

National

National

Why This Woman With A Disability Wants You To Laugh With Her

3 min read

Sam Longmore went through a tragic series of events involving two car accidents. Now, she's challenging stigma through comedy.

National

National

UN Calls Out Australia For Allowing Forced Sterilisation Of Women With Disabilities

5 min read

Forced sterilisation is considered tantamount to torture, so why is it still a procedure in Australia?

National

National

'They Don’t See You’: Living With A Disability In Australia

4 min read

The power of community attitudes can slow or push forward change for disabled Australians.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

ASOS Releases Jumpsuit Tailored To Wheelchair Users

2 min read

And it's got a big tick of approval from someone rather important.

National

National

NDIS Under Attack During Emotional Q&A Debate

4 min read

"We have to band together and make sure that we get the NDIS that we deserve."

Good News

Good News

Courageous Chris Has Lisa Wilkinson Shedding A Tear On The Sunday Project

2 min read

Chris Bunton is living proof that having Down Syndrome doesn't mean you can't dream big.

News

News

Cheers For Harry As He Kicks First Goal Despite Having Cerebral Palsy

1 min read

It was applause all round when Captain Harry hit the field.

Politics

Politics

NSW Secures Landmark NDIS Disability Funding Deal

2 min read

More than 84,000 people living with disabilities in New South Wales are already benefiting from the scheme.