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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, […]

Gold Coast community forum set to discuss social and economic impacts of the NDIS

Spinal Life Australia held a community forum on the Gold Coast today, Tuesday 6th December for local members to connect with community and business leaders before the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The forum discussed how to improve access and inclusion in the Gold Coast region and how to make the most […]

Queenslanders strive for inclusive communities

In celebration of International Day of People with Disability, 11 Queenslanders have been recognised for their efforts at making the communities in which they live more inclusive for people living with a physical disability. The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC hosted an afternoon tea at Government House in Brisbane […]

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 […]

Mayoral candidates urged to make Rockhampton inclusive for everyone

A community forum will take place this Friday 4 March for mayoral candidates to outline their commitment to building an inclusive community in the Rockhampton region. The event is being held by Spinal Life Australia, as part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring equitable access and inclusion issues are at the forefront of the election […]

Partnership welcomed with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association

Spinal Life Australia has joined forces with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association to deliver a new Brisbane-based physiotherapy service to support the health and wellbeing of people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. The new service will be based at the Association’s Bowen Hills headquarters, as part of the inclusive fitness and rehabilitation centre known […]

Congratulations to our State Inclusive Community Champions!

On Friday 13 November, we announced our State Champion and State Finalists for the 2015 Inclusive Community Champions Awards. The reception was hosted by Governor of Queensland and our Patron, His Excellency Paul de Jersey AC, as part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week. Our winners were chosen from a field of nominations that included outstanding individuals, businesses […]

National Injury Insurance Scheme to provide life-changing support

Spinal Injuries Australia has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that it will implement a lifetime care and support scheme by 1 July 2016 for people catastrophically injured in road crashes. Treasurer Curtis Pitt announced today that Queensland will join the rest of Australia’s states and territories by introducing the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). The […]

Our Gold Coast Inclusive Community Champions

The Gold Coast’s Inclusive Community Champions were honoured today for going above and beyond to make their community accessible to everyone. Mayor Tom Tate hosted the ceremony, recognising the outstanding achievement of individuals and businesses across the region. The Inclusive Community Champions Awards are an initiative of Spinal Injuries Australia, which has been advocating for equality since […]