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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Disability

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.

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Life Without Barriers

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.

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Life Without Barriers

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.

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Child, youth and family

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.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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).

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Disability

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.

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Disability

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.

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Child, youth and family

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.

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Disability

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.

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Child, youth and family

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.

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Disability

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?

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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.

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Disability

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.

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Life Without Barriers

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.

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Life Without Barriers

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.

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Foster Care

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.

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Disability

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.

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Disability

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.

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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.

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Foster Care

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.

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Disability

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.

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Foster Care

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.

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Disability

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.

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Foster Care

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.

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Foster Care

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.

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Foster Care

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.

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Disability

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.

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