Two mugs of hot chocolate, two spoons and a napkin with pieces of chocolate in the background

As the weather cools down, try out this new version of Hot Chocolate! It is adapted from a recipe for chocolate peanut butter sauce, developed by Nigella Lawson and included in the recipe book A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe. 

A photo of a young girl with down syndrome smiling at the camera. She is standing on an athletics track.

Sport and participation in physical activity are ingrained into Australian culture. Every Australian, regardless of gender, background or ability, should be able to participate in sport if they wish.

6 very large in orange, text says new things about the NDIS

As of 1 July, there have been some significant changes to the NDIS, including the new Price Guide and Support Catalogue, a new Assistive Technology and Consumables Code guide, new operational guidelines for Supported Independent Living, Specialist Disability Accommodation and Medium Term Accommodation, the end of the 10 per cent COVID loading and the expansion of the National Community Connector Program.

A young child having a saliva test done

There is research being done on the valid use of saliva as a diagnostic measure for SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. This follows on from an increased reluctance by people to have the nasal and throat swab done.

An image of three women siting and communicating, one is using sign language and the others are looking on.,

Providers of Australian Government-subsidised aged care services can access free sign language interpreting services to support clients who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.

An open book with imagery of a city drawn coming out of the pages, bringing them to life

What we consider as digital or virtual tourism as a support to the tourist industry and tourism exposure. Used mainly in the promotion of a destination or experience, designed to engage a consumer in the planning stages and commit them to travel, but not anymore.

Inquiry, with NDIS Commission Logo, Magnifying glass, dog, woman in wheelchair

An inquiry will be held into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, looking closely at how it operates.

Two girls at a table playing with  wooden blocks

In April, the Australian Government introduced a temporary initiative to offer free child care as a supportive measure to help families as the nation began to respond to COVID-19. This free child care assistance ends on the 13th of July. Read on to learn more.

Fresh cauliflower and pieces on a hessian mat

Cauliflower to look at is quite bland and uninteresting, pale and chunky, a vegetable wrapped in green leaves. At the moment whole cauliflowers can be bought for approximately $3.00 depending upon where you shop. However, it can be an amazing accompaniment to so many meals, or even on its own with a tasty sauce and crusty bread. 

Retro image of a tv screen with striped colours and sound coming out

More reasons to tune in to the TV with both SBS and the ABC rolling out audio description services. Advocates have fought long and hard to bring access and inclusion for people who are blind or have low vision to broadcast television for decades.