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'Selfish and despicable': Five arrested over alleged $1.1 million NDIS fraud

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:32

Police arrest five people accused of being part of a criminal syndicate they believe defrauded more than 70 people out of National Disability Insurance Scheme payments to buy items such as luxury cars.

This severely injured woman says she's trapped in her own workers compensation

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:16

After lifting two bulky suitcases at work, Marianna Kinsey ended up with a catastrophically injured back and can no longer work. Now she says her workers compensation is preventing her from living the life she wants.

Teenager with severe disabilities who choked to death was unsupervised, carer tells inquest

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 06:36

A carer for a teenager with severe disabilities who choked to death on a latex glove rejects a suggestion from the girl's mother that respite facility staff knew the child needed to be supervised while unrestrained.

Doctors turned off his life support, but a court has ordered it be turned back on

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:16

A French appeals court orders doctors to resume giving food and water to quadriplegic man Vincent Lambert, some 12 hours after medics switched off his life support against his parents' will.

Teenager with severe disabilities died after choking on latex glove, inquest hears

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:10

The mother of a severely disabled teenager who died at an Adelaide care facility after swallowing a latex glove tells a coronial inquest she had warned carers that her daughter was "at risk" of putting things in her mouth.

Double amputee wins Euroformula race

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:54
Double amputee Billy Monger has won his first single-seater victory at the Pau Grand Prix Euroformula Open.

Billy Monger hugs a supporter

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:54
Billy Monger hugs a supporter after the Pau Grand Prix on Sunday May 19, 2019.

20yo racing driver wins first race since losing both legs

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:54

Young racing driver Billy Monger survived a high-speed crash that cost him his legs. Two years on, he has won his first race in a single-seat racing car.

'They see him as a budget line': Family at breaking point over NDIS funding

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:09

A southern Queensland family says their teenage son is at risk of going into a nursing home because of a fight over National Disability Insurance Scheme funding.

10-year-old Willow may be left without access to a wheelchair under NDIS

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:58

Willow requires a paediatric wheelchair for multiple complex disabilities, but her mother worries she will not be able to afford a new chair for her child if she transitions to the NDIS.

Small town pool player's mission to swim with the sharks

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:30

Aaron Batchelor is determined to forge a career in the sport of pool and after losing full use of his left arm he wants to inspire others with a disability to play the game.

Aaron Batchelor is confident he can go up against the pool's able-bodied professionals.

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:30
Pool can be a tricky task for plenty of us with two good arms, but Aaron Batchelor — who lost the use of one arm after a bleed on the brain when he was nine — is confident he can go up against the sport's able-bodied professionals.

What if something goes wrong on the way to the polling booth? Your voting questions answered

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:28

For most, the voting process is simple. But what happens when you cannot vote? Or you turn 18 after the election's called? We answer your questions.

How losing a bet led Shae Graham to national honours and a slice of sporting history

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:33

An Australian wheelchair rugby player's upcoming international debut will mark a historic moment for women's sport and a personal milestone for a woman determined to excel in the school of hard knocks.