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Our NDIS workshops answer your questions

We’re holding workshops in Rockhampton and Yeppoon in September to assist you to plan for the NDIS. The roll out of the scheme will begin in the region from November 2017. When the time comes, it’s important for you to be well prepared to ensure you receive the full support you require to live the life you choose. Come […]

Challenging perceptions this Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week will be held from 4 – 10 September, to raise awareness of the daily lives of people who have a spinal cord injury. This national week is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which represents eight of the country’s largest spinal cord injury organisations. This year’s theme is […]

Seniors Week enhances community connections

Queensland’s Seniors Week will be held from 19-27 August, celebrating the many contributions older people make in their communities. Our Bundaberg Spinal Injuries Network is hosting a display at the Seniors Expo at the Multiplex Centre from 8.30am – 1pm. Entry is $3 with a free morning tea. Our Townsville Post Polio Network will also […]

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 […]

Attend our second Transverse Myelitis awareness event

We’re hosting a series of events to raise awareness and share information about Transverse Myelitis. Our second event will be held on Monday 4 September, featuring Dr Benjamin Greenberg, a highly respected, internationally-recognised expert in treating rare autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. Dr Greenberg will be teleconferencing from the United States where he is Director […]

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 […]

Celebrating our partnership with Perry Cross

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting research, we have partnered with the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. On Wednesday 30 August we will join Perry Cross to host an evening of drinks and canapés in Cairns, to celebrate this partnership with members and key stakeholders in the region. The event will give you […]

Attend our Lifestyle Forums

We will be hosting a pair of forums in the coming months to provide unique learning experiences. The first of these events is ‘Happy Healthy Shoulders’, hosted by our physiotherapists Anthony and Gail. Practice physiotherapist Anthony will explore some of the management options for shoulders aimed at reducing pain, increasing range of movement, and improving strength […]

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 […]

Taxi Subsidy Scheme reinstated

We recently welcomed news that the State Government will reinstate the Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, after months spent advocating for this change. Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke said the decision came in response to concerns expressed by some Queenslanders with disabilities that their NDIS packages are not […]