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Australian of the Year finalist

By Melissa Sheil A MAIDA VALE lecturer has been announced as a contender for the prestigious 2022 Australian of the Year title, recognised for his industrious efforts alleviating digital hardship for disabled people. Dr Scott Hollier, a digital guru, is ...

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Centre not up to scratch

By Melissa Sheil A MULTI-MILLION dollar Kalamunda building that was only built seven months ago has been slammed by associates of the disabled community for its lack of usability. The Kalamunda Community Centre, which is located in Jorgensen Park, is ...

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By Melissa Sheil A MAIDA Vale couple are frustrated by the lack of disability access in their neighbourhood, saying their home is like a “jail” due to there being no way for some to venture further than the letterbox. John ...

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Hills charity in limbo

By Rebecca Peppiatt A HILLS not-for-profit group that helps people with disabilities through horse riding is once again facing closure after plans to move to a site in Stoneville were pulled out from underneath them. The new site is based ...

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Barista in training at Holy Grail

By Sally McGlew ACTIV customer Anthony Lucas, who lives with a disability, is achieving greater independence while giving back to his local community through his volunteer work placement at local op shop and café, Holy Grail, in Middle Swan. Mr ...

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Keeping local Vinnies shoppers safe

By Sally McGlew ACTIV customer Michael Arch is kicking goals after securing a work experience at Vinnies in Bassendean, greeting customers and reminding them to check-in using the SafeWA app. Since November 2020, Mr Arch has been working at the ...

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