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December 23, 2013

Emergency+ Smartphone App

More than 65 per cent of calls to Triple Zero (000) are made from mobile phones. Sometimes, callers don't know their exact location – they might be on a long stretch of road with no familiar landmarks, or they may simply be unaware of the name of the street they are on. Obviously, the location of the caller is a critical piece of information required…

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December 16, 2013

NDIA Draft Strategic Plan available for comment

A draft of the National Disability Insurance Agency's strategic plan 2013 - 2016 has been released.

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December 15, 2013

NDIS launch sites to be renamed trial sites

The federal government has changed the way it describes launch sites for the national disability insurance scheme, suggesting there may be a change to its roll out timetable.

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December 14, 2013

Home and Community Care (HACC) Home Modifications Review

The online survey for the HACC Home modifications, Home Maintenance and Goods and Equipment Services provided to older people is now available.

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December 02, 2013

Calling all people who celebrate their 65th birthday this year

The organising group for HUMAN RIGHTS DAY (10th December) is looking for people who were born in 1948 and are therefore as old as the Declaration of Human Rights. They intend to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Declaration of Human Rights on the 10th December in the Launceston Mall between 3pm and 4.30pm.

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November 26, 2013

Celebrate the 21st International Day of People with Disability on 3rd December.

The NDIA offices (formerly DisabilityCare) around Tasmania will be having an Open Doors Afternoon from 2 to 4pm with guest speaker Heather Anderson.

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October 23, 2013

Metro Tasmania designated wheelchair accessible services in Hobart

From Sunday 3 November 2013, Metro Tasmania will be re-introducing designated wheelchair accessible services in Hobart. These services are guaranteed to be provided using a wheelchair accessible bus and will be indicated by a wheelchair symbol on timetables.

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October 22, 2013

ISSUES PAPER LAUNCH: Inclusion in Education: towards equality for students with disability.

Children with Disability Australis is interested in hearing from students and families who are willing to be involved with media interviews about inclusive education.

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