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The musings of Peter Coulter

The musings of Peter Coulter

Friday, 1st June 2012

From fruit flies to the NDIS, our regular columnist is all abuzz.
From the editor

From the editor

Friday, 1st June 2012

Disability has been at the forefront of reality TV of late. Adelaide singer Rachael Leahcar, who has a vision impairment, stole hearts with an angelic performance of Edith Piaf La Vie En Rose on Nine's The Voice.
Breakthroughs

Breakthroughs

Friday, 1st June 2012

An international pain conference in Adelaide has been told that taste and pain are constructed in the same way by our brains
Telstra proudly supports a National Disability Insurance Scheme

Telstra proudly supports a National Disability Insurance Scheme

Friday, 1st June 2012

Telstra welcomes the Federal Governments commitment of $1 billion in the May Federal budget to deliver the first stage of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in select regions across Australia from mid-2013. The NDIS will go a long way towards building a stronger and fairer Australia for people with a disability, their families and carers.
Letters to link

Letters to link

Friday, 1st June 2012

Letters from Shiloh Moore, Brisbane, QLD - Linda Jacobssen, Tutti Inc, Brighton, SA - Bruce Mumford, Burrawang, NSW
News bites

News bites

Friday, 1st June 2012

In news bites Making an NDIS real - Helping our wounded warriors - Variety Motor Mouth Camp giving kids a voice - Voices being heard - New advocate for Victorians with a disability - Fresh perspective on love and life
Seniors news

Seniors news

Friday, 1st June 2012

Homebound iPad buddy program - Growing old disgracefully?
Sport News

Sport News

Friday, 1st June 2012

Australia wins bid to host 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games - World-class indoor sport facility for western Sydney
Australian 2012 Paralympic Team uniform unveiled

Australian 2012 Paralympic Team uniform unveiled

Friday, 1st June 2012

The Australian Paralympic Team uniform for the London 2012 Paralympic Games was unveiled in May with Paralympians taking to the catwalk in Sydney as part of Australian Fashion Week.
Companion Card in Australia A step forward for social inclusion

Companion Card in Australia A step forward for social inclusion

Friday, 1st June 2012

Conceived in Victoria in 1997 and now accepted in every state and territory, the Companion Card is designed to assist those living with permanent lifelong disability to participate at venues, activities and events.
Disability and ability: how young people with impairments make the transition to adulthood

Disability and ability: how young people with impairments make the transition to adulthood

Friday, 1st June 2012

Researchers at the University of Sydney and Deakin University wish to interview young people with impairments, aged 19-26, to find out how they experience the transition to adulthood.
Wings clipped

Wings clipped

Friday, 1st June 2012

UK-based Nicholas has cerebral palsy and finds it almost impossible to travel by plane. It makes it difficult for his brother, writer Daniel Kemp, to share his love of Australia with him, where hes currently living.
Q&A with Adam Hills

Q&A with Adam Hills

Friday, 1st June 2012

The Aussie comedian, who was born without a right foot and wears a prosthesis, is gearing up to join Britains television commentary team for the Paralympics.
London calling

London calling

Friday, 1st June 2012

The UK capital the setting for the upcoming Paralympics was a stop on this Adelaide couples recent trip overseas.
Calling for change

Calling for change

Friday, 1st June 2012

SAs Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has introduced a bill to help lessen human rights abuses against people with disabilities.
Why do video games lack role models with disabilities?

Why do video games lack role models with disabilities?

Friday, 1st June 2012

Tim Lince investigates how well the disability community is being represented in the world of gaming.
With choice and control  come opportunity and risk

With choice and control come opportunity and risk

Friday, 1st June 2012

In establishing the NDIS, careful measures need to be taken, writes National Disability Services chief executive Ken Baker.
New national e-waste scheme may threaten employment for people with disability

New national e-waste scheme may threaten employment for people with disability

Friday, 1st June 2012

Recycling Scheme will be introduced from July 1, 2012 may jeopardise the viability of some Australian Disability Enterprises
Velvet the sad, little rabbit

Velvet the sad, little rabbit

Friday, 1st June 2012

This fiction piece is writer Vicki Kays own unique slant on the original Velveteen Rabbit childrens story, intertwined with a message about depression.
A cautionary tale

A cautionary tale

Friday, 1st June 2012

Bruce Mumford finds he doesnt have to travel far and wide for an adventure.
Sumatran surfari

Sumatran surfari

Friday, 1st June 2012

Indonesian Deddy Dachi hasnt let a disability deter him from pursuing his love of the waves, writes James Rynd.
Making a house a home

Making a house a home

Friday, 1st June 2012

Ensuring community-based accommodation options for people with disability
The court  of life

The court of life

Friday, 1st June 2012

A weekly basketball game, run by a human services organisation, has shown writer Johnny Mackay that self-awareness really is the greatest strength of all.
The artists brush

The artists brush

Friday, 1st June 2012

Once a year, the disability community descends on NSWs Penrith for Sizzle: An Inclusive Arts Festival, which brightens gallery walls and more with its artistic showcase.
Q&A with Terry Moorer

Q&A with Terry Moorer

Friday, 1st June 2012

American Terry Moorer, who has cerebral palsy, has 20 years experience in the entertainment business, with a background in PR and marketing. He also does disability work. Link spoke to him.
Goss

Goss

Friday, 1st June 2012

Actress Lauren Potter - Kiefer Sutherland, TV show inability to connect with his mute son - Former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic - Brisbane arts and cultural development company
Entertainment  Books  TV

Entertainment Books TV

Friday, 1st June 2012

Books The boy who fell to earth - Me Before You - Skin deep TV / Film Alby Mangels ventures into diabetes film.