Latest media releases
19 October 2021
New Director appointed to Life Without Barriers Board
The Board of Life Without Barriers is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rajiv Viswanathan as a Non-Executive Director.
13 October 2021
Life Without Barriers presents on opportunities to increase NDIS related jobs for people with disability
Life Without Barriers’ Executive Lead Disability Engagement, Chris Chippendale, presented at the Federal Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS workforce enquiry.
12 October 2021
Life Without Barriers: “Our future legacy cannot be that we willingly place children in prisons”
Children as young as 10 can still be found guilty of a criminal offence, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced across Australia.
14 September 2021
Historic commitment to transfer out-of-home care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
A new partnership for SNAICC and Life Without Barriers.
10 September 2021
Foster carers the unsung lockdown heroes: Foster & Kinship Carer Week 12-18 September
Life Without Barriers is paying tribute to their more than 2500 foster and kinship carers who have continued to support children in their care through Covid restrictions and lockdowns over the past year.
27 August 2021
Life Without Barriers partners with Cornell University - ensuring children in out-of-home-care can reach their potential
Life Without Barriers is partnering with Cornell University to enable more organisations supporting children in Australia to access CARE - an evidence-based, best practice model for working with children to ensure they get the best outcomes.
4 June 2021
Life Without Barriers joins the COVID-19 vaccination fight for people with disability and workers
Life Without Barriers is working with the Federal Government and other disability service providers to provide vital vaccine support for people with disability and support workers.
2 June 2021
Life Without Barriers welcomes enhanced COVID vaccine support for Victorians with disability and workers
Life Without Barriers supports the Federal Government’s announcement today to boost vaccine support for people with disability and support workers in Victoria.
11 May 2021
Life Without Barriers welcomes barrier breaking funding for aged care
Life Without Barriers Chief Executive Claire Robbs welcomes the Federal Government’s barrier breaking funding for aged care, which will meaningfully improve the lives of elderly Australians.
11 May 2021
Life Without Barriers Chief Executive Claire Robbs named as National Families Week 2021 Champion
Claire Robbs is delighted to be a National Families Week Champion for 2021, a week that celebrates the importance of families.
3 May 2021
How to make more housing choices for Tasmanians with disability
Life Without Barriers, together with Tasmanian disability service provider Possability will join other service providers, government representatives and academics to discuss new ideas for housing for the around 132,000 Tasmanians who have disability.
12 April 2021
Life Without Barriers makes submission to Disability Royal Commission on employment pathways for people with disability
Life Without Barriers says in a submission to the Disability Royal Commission that the community services sector is in a unique position attract people with disability to its workforce to bridge the disability employment gap.
22 March 2021
Life Without Barriers appoints new Chair of the Board
Life Without Barriers, one of Australia’s most respected charitable organisations, today announced that it has appointed esteemed international business leader Greg Ridder as Chair of its Board of Directors.
3 March 2021
Norfolk Island celebrates new disability support workers
Around 30 Norfolk Islanders with disability now have access to NDIS support, thanks to national disability service Life Without Barriers providing training for Island residents to become disability support workers.
19 February 2021
Life Without Barriers supports the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment rollout plan
Life Without Barriers supports over 1,400 people living in 400 residential settings across Australia and is preparing essential workers and clients for the vaccines from 22 February.
19 February 2021
Life Without Barriers joins the push for Building Better Homes
Lack of accessible housing is leaving many Australians unable to access housing that is appropriate to their needs, impacting quality of life, employment opportunities and productivity.
19 January 2021
Tips for children and young people in out of home care returning to school
We have high aspirations for all young people and children in care and need to support them to engage with education to fulfil their potential. Here are some tips for foster carers who have children and young people returning to school
11 January 2021
Life Without Barriers awarded Disability Confident Recruiter status
Life Without Barriers has been awarded Disability Confident Recruiter status for the second year.
27 November 2020
Expert spokespeople for International Day Of People With Disabilities 2020
What do you think when a person with disability turns up for a job interview?
31 October 2020
Life Without Barriers Chief Executive op ed: Education is the key to helping children in care reach their potential
Life Without Barriers Chief Executive Claire Robbs writes about the importance of education for National Children's Week
7 October 2020
Life Without Barriers welcomes budget measures for people with disability and the elderly
New budget funding for the NDIS and home care care packages will provide much needed support for the elderly and people living with disability.
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.
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
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).
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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.
21 March 2020
Life Without Barriers welcomes COVID-19 disability support package
Life Without Barriers welcomes Minister Stuart Robert’s announcement today of a targeted Covid-19 response package for people with disability and the disability services sector.
19 March 2020
Life Without Barriers commits to Additional Support Leave for frontline staff during Covid-19 pandemic
Frontline staff will have access to paid leave if they are unable to attend work due to contracting Covid-19 or a related illness; are required to self-quarantine; or are required to care for or support a family member.
18 March 2020
Statement from Chief Executive on COVID-19
We know the significant concern the COVID-19 pandemic is internationally and across our country.
16 March 2020
Life Without Barriers calls for more West Australians to become foster carers
Social purpose organisation Life Without Barriers is celebrating WA's Foster and Kinship Carer Week by recognising the invaluable efforts of the state's dedicated foster and kinship carers.
3 December 2019
Life Without Barriers takes out two Australian HR Institute Awards
Life Without Barriers is honoured to have received two awards from the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).
29 November 2019
Life Without Barriers launches Employment Without Barriers campaign for better employment outcomes for people with disability
Ahead of this year’s International Day of People with Disability, Life Without Barriers is launching the Employment Without Barriers campaign.
27 November 2019
NSW Community Sector comes together to employ more people with disability
Life Without Barriers joined the Community Services Industry Alliance today to make a plan for how the industry can attract more people with disability to their workforce.
7 November 2019
Children in Care Collective welcomes funding for child protection information sharing platform
The national child protection interagency, Children in Care Collective, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a legal platform to allow states and territories to share child protection information.
17 October 2019
Artists from Life Without Barriers' popular art program exhibit new work
Participants of Life Without Barriers’ popular art and mosaic programs will exhibit their work at an exhibition at Clarence Council’s Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery from Thursday October 17.
2 September 2019
Life Without Barriers calls for better family inclusion in foster care
This Child Protection Week, major provider of child, youth and family services, Life Without Barriers, is calling for a greater focus on the role of birth families in the lives of children in foster care.
24 July 2019
Community services sector to come together to employ more people with disability
How can Queensland community service organisations become destination employers for people with disability?
4 July 2019
Life Without Barriers welcomes NDIS price increases
Major disability services provider Life Without Barriers has welcomed the Government’s announcement of increased price limits for National Disability Insurance Scheme registered service providers.
27 June 2019
Life Without Barriers pledges 12% new recruits will be people with disability
Social purpose organisation Life Without Barriers has pledged that 12 per cent of its new recruits will be people with disability by 2022.
30 May 2019
Life Without Barriers welcomes new key roles in Morrison government
Major community services organisation Life Without Barriers has welcomed new Ministry as part of Scott Morrison’s government.
20 May 2019
Statement on Federal Election - Election of the Coalition government
Following the outcome of the 2019 Federal Election, Life Without Barriers congratulates the Morrison Government and is looking forward to continuing to work with the Coalition on key social issues affecting Australians.
23 April 2019
Call out for Queenslanders to become foster carers
Child, youth and family service Life Without Barriers is celebrating Queensland Foster & Kinship Carers Week in by thanking their many dedicated foster and kinship carers, and encouraging others in the community to consider becoming carers.
30 March 2019
Life Without Barriers welcomes new NDIS pricing
Major disability service provider Life Without Barriers has welcomed today’s announcement by Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher of changes to pricing for services delivered under the NDIS.
25 March 2019
Life Without Barriers supports calls to improve health services for people with intellectual disability
Major disability services provider Life Without Barriers has lent its support to the Council for Intellectual Disability’s calls to the Federal Government to make all health services accessible and responsive to people with intellectual disability.
19 February 2019
Life Without Barriers supports calls for disability Royal Commission
Major provider of services for people with disability, Life Without Barriers, has joined the chorus of support for the establishment of a disability Royal Commission.
28 November 2018
Life Without Barriers supports Family Matters’ call to halt rise in numbers of Aboriginal children in out of home care
Life Without Barriers, has welcomed the Family Matters report and its campaign to call on all governments and the entire community to reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in out of home care.
22 October 2018
New alliance of disability service providers partnering to improve the NDIS
A group representing Australia’s largest disability service providers has formed a new alliance to collaborate on solutions to improve services and lives for participants and their families.
10 September 2018
Life Without Barriers calls for more foster carers: Foster & Kinship Carer Week 2018
As Life Without Barriers celebrates Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 (9-15 September), the organisation is calling for more people to help care for the increasing numbers of children who need safe, supportive and nurturing homes.
28 August 2018
Life Without Barriers to provide disability accommodation and respite services transferred from Victorian Government
National disability services provider Life Without Barriers has welcomed the announcement by the Hon Martin Foley MP that the organisation is one of the successful providers in the transfer of disability services in Victoria.
3 August 2018
Leading childhood trauma expert develops story book to explain foster care experience to young children
Life Without Barriers has teamed up with pre-eminent childhood trauma academic and practitioner, Professor Helen Milroy, to launch a storybook to explain the out of home care experience to young children in foster care in an age-appropriate way.
1 August 2018
International expert on child protection to present important research findings in Newcastle
Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter (FISH) has collaborated with the University of Newcastle’s Family Action Centre, Life Without Barriers and TAFE NSW to present new research on the role of poverty in the child protection system.
20 April 2018
Life Without Barriers calling for more foster carers: Queensland Foster and Kinship Carer Week 22-29 April
Life Without Barriers is recognising their 780 Queensland foster carers, while continuing to call for more couples, individuals and families to provide care to children who are unable to live with their families.
26 February 2018
New guide to help people with mental illness realise their potential
A free resource to help people with psychosocial disability identify their potential and independently plan their education, training or entry into the workforce will be launched by Life Without Barriers in Adelaide.