Latest media releases

Foster Care

14 September 2020

Foster & Kinship Carers Week: Life Without Barriers celebrates foster carers supporting kids’ education

This Foster and Kinship Carer Week (13-19 September), Life Without Barriers is celebrating the significant role foster and kinship carers play in supporting the education of children and young people in care.

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Disability

28 August 2020

Life Without Barriers supports new changes to NDIS

Today the Federal Government has released their response to the Tune review and the introduction of the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

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Disability

21 August 2020

Life Without Barriers welcomes additional measures for PPE for disability support workers

New South Wales and Victorian disability services will now be able to claim costs directly from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Disability

20 August 2020

Chief Executive statement: Life Without Barriers’ participation in Disability Royal Commission hearing 18-21 August

Life Without Barriers Chief Executive Claire Robbs has extended her appreciation to the Disability Royal Commission for the opportunity to appear and provide input into its critically important work today.

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Disability

3 August 2020

Supporting our frontline workforce to support people with disability during Covid-19 pandemic

Life Without Barriers has enacted swift measures to ensure that frontline staff are supported to prevent and control infection of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

8 July 2020

Life Without Barriers welcomes the NSW Government’s response to the 'Family is Culture' report

We support any measures that strengthen the cultural capability of child protection and better respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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Life Without Barriers

25 June 2020

Statement from Life Without Barriers in response to Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner Own Motion Investigation Report

Life Without Barriers' response to Northern Territory Children's Commissioner report

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Life Without Barriers

18 June 2020

Life Without Barriers joins National Redress Scheme

Life Without Barriers has now been declared as a participating Institution by the National Redress Scheme

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Life Without Barriers

4 June 2020

Life Without Barriers commits to Covid-19 Complex Care Payment

Life Without Barriers has committed to an additional payment for frontline workers who support people with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus.

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Life Without Barriers

6 April 2020

Life Without Barriers welcomes Federal Government actions to support people with disability and the charity sector through COVID-19 pandemic

Life Without Barriers has welcomed recent federal government announcements of a reduced threshold for charities to access JobKeeper allowance for their employees, and for NDIS participants to get priority delivery for groceries and essentials.

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