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Interacting with people with disability
Leep NGO
1 February 2019, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Free zoom webinar

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'A Better Visit' is a free app for iPads designed to help visitors to better connect with their friends and family members living with dementia. 

Is Homecare following the ignoble tradition of dodgy operators leaping onto government-funded gravy trains? Pressure selling through doorknocking happened with home insulation and vocational education and it's already happening with Homecare; threats by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt to impose sanctions may mean the government doesn't intend to get fooled again.

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A boost in funding to the 'Move It AUS' program will support Australians to increase their daily physical activity, focusing heavily on helping inactive people to get out and about in their local communities. 

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Maybe, just maybe, Australian twenty-somethings can start thinking about buying a home. We've crunched the numbers to see how far house prices would need to fall for home ownership to be possible IF interest rates stay reasonable.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a huge public health concern, with recent studies estimating a prevalence of 2-5% of the population in the USA. No population-wide prevalence studies have been conducted in Australia, but recent research found the highest worldwide prevalence in Banksia Hill Detention Centre, where 36% of youth was diagnosed with FASD.

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Face-to-face fundraising run by external organisations has delivered over $120 million to Australian charities and not-for-profits in the past year, as well as signing up over 320,000 donors. 

 Workers in the 'gig economy' might be delivering your pizza, programming the app that allows the transaction, or own the platform and 15% of each transaction. Like the internet itself, the gig economy is proof that equality of opportunity has no relationship to equity or equality of outcome. 

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Have a guess at which of the following are set to increase or decrease in price this new year: electricity, public transport, TAFE fees, ATM fees, mortgage rates, tampons, baby products. For the economically vulnerable, the news is mixed.