Following a campaign by NSW Senator John Williams and the National Party, the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport is undertaking an Inquiry on the need for regulation of mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs.
Dan Tehan has been appointed the new minister for social services – the fourth appointment to the role in as many years – as outgoing minister Christian Porter takes up the role of attorney-general.
A past referee, educator and advocate for wheelchair basketball, Matt Wells has been appointed as the referee commissioner for Australia's national wheelchair leagues, the NWBL and WNWBL.
Wells' involvement in the sport of wheelchair basketball has spanned over 20 years including refereeing at three Paralympics.
The ASC are delighted to announce the release of the Australian Physical Literacy Definition (the Definition) and the Draft Australian Physical Literacy Standard (the Standard). These represent vital first steps in the ASC's mission to counteract the decline in movement while supporting the increase in participation across sport, physical activity and recreation.
The leadership of Australian Paralympic Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin has been recognised by the International Paralympic movement after she was crowned Best Official from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
McLoughlin accepted the highly prestigious honour at the 2017 International Paralympic Awards Gala overnight in Abu Dhabi.
Google’s Map and Local Guides team have taken to their blog overnight calling on people with disabilities and their family, carers and friends or even the general public to help add information relating to accessibility about venues, places of interest and transport stops and interchanges.
Congratulations to Australia, who have won gold at the IWRF AsiaOceania Championship held in Auckland, New Zealand from August 25-31, 2017. Japan ended up with the silver medal, and have secured a spot at next years IWRF World Championship to be held in Sydney.
From 2-5 August 2017, six (6) of the world’s finest teams showed why wheelchair rugby is ‘Not just your regular seat at the rugby’. Two Championships were on offer - the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event.
From August 2 - 5, six of the world’s finest wheelchair rugby teams, including three international teams, will do battle on court in the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event