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Maryborough community shares accessible transport concerns

We recently hosted a community meeting to discuss ways to ensure safe, reliable and predictable personalised transport services in Maryborough and the Fraser Coast region. Personalised transport includes taxis, maxi taxis, limousine services and ride-booking services. Spinal Life Australia Chief Advisor – Government, John Mayo, said the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme […]

Rockhampton members share transport concerns

We recently hosted a community meeting to discuss ways to ensure safe, reliable and predictable personalised transport services in Rockhampton. Personalised transport includes taxis, maxi taxis, limousine services and ride-booking services. Spinal Life Australia Chief Advisor – Government, John Mayo, said the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from November 2017 was […]

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. […]

Bundaberg members share transport concerns

We recently hosted a community meeting to discuss ways to ensure safe, reliable and predictable personalised transport services in Bundaberg. Personalised transport includes taxis, maxi taxis, limousine services and ride-booking services. Spinal Life Australia Chief Advisor – Government, John Mayo, said the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the region from September […]

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 […]