Latest media releases

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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