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Multi-million-dollar Cairns project to create jobs, support people with disability in FNQ

Spinal Life Australia has received funding to build an innovative centre in Cairns that will provide specialist services for people with spinal cord damage and other physical disabilities. The $12 million centre will be the first of its kind in Far North Queensland and regional Australia, offering short-term accessible accommodation, allied health services and training. […]

Media Release: Partnership makes art accessible for people with disabilities

Spinal Life Australia has joined forces with Access Arts to give people with a disability the opportunity to express their creative side. Based in Brisbane, Access Arts offers a range of empowering workshops, including visual art, photography, drumming, singing and theatre performances. As part of this collaboration, Spinal Life is sponsoring a series of exciting […]

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 said, […]

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 […]