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Media Release – Spotlight on research gives hope for ongoing support

  The announcement of biomolecular scientist Professor Alan Mackay-Sim as Australian of the Year affirms the importance of persistence in finding solutions for people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. This award creates awareness of yet another advancement in medical science for people living with a disability. Spinal Life Australia’s Executive Manager, Frances Porter […]

The cure is out there

Spinal Life Australia and the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation today announced a new sponsorship to promote the Foundation’s initiatives and support the research agenda on finding a cure for spinal cord injuries. Spinal Life Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Powell welcomed the partnership saying, “We look forward to supporting Perry and strengthening our ties […]

Congratulations to Greg Cornelsen OAM – June 2016 eNews

Congratulations to our ambassador: Greg Cornelsen OAM A long-time ambassador and dedicated supporter of Spinal Life Australia, Wallaby great Greg Cornelsen, was awarded an Order of Australia Medal last week. Greg became involved with our organisation more than a decade ago as an ambassador for our SEAT Community Safety Program. Since then he has attended many presentations in schools and […]

When the NDIS is coming to you – April 2016 eNews

Find out when the NDIS is coming to you The early National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transition for children and young people in Townsville and Charters Towers, and all eligible people from Palm Island, started on 1 April. Spinal Life is a registered NDIS provider and able to deliver services to children and young people with […]

Assistive Solutions Expo – eNews February 2016

Register now for the free Expo! Registrations are now open for the Assistive Solutions Expo to be held on Saturday 5 March 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. Our biggest ever Expo will offer people with a physical disability information on the most up-to-date and relevant technology-based solutions. It will connect them with accessible […]

Think I can’t? Think again! – eNews November 2015

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week Think I can’t? Think again’. This year’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week aims to promote a more inclusive and accessible community. Tim McCallum, who rose to fame after appearing on The Voice Australia earlier this year, is the national face of the campaign (and is also one of our clients). […]

Think! A split second could last a lifetime. eNews October 2015

Stay safe at work in October Did you know nearly half of all people who sustain a spinal cord injury at work are under 45? Promoting injury prevention messages is a key part of what we do at Spinal Injuries Australia. As part of Safe Work Australia month, join us and Shane Webcke at a […]

Be part of an Australian first. eNews August 2015

Welcome to our new Chief Executive Officer The Board of Spinal Injuries Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Powell as its next Chief Executive Officer. A career focused on community services has given Michael an in-depth understanding of the needs of service providers and their clients. He has an accounting background […]