05. September 2019
For those unaware, the Australian Government announced earlier this year there would be a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This is better known as the ‘Disability Royal Commission’
20. August 2019
Accessible Tourism has the potential of unlocking 17% more customers, which is a handy profit margin increase. Let’s look at those numbers a little more closely...

06. August 2019
What is Accessible Tourism & Events? Well, essentially it’s an event, service or experience that is accessible to those with mobility, cognitive and intellectual impairments.
01. July 2019
Today, I want to share a story with you. I share it not for you to feel bad or demand apologies, but to educate and help raise awareness because, unfortunately, the following is an all too common occurrence for people living with a disability. It starts with a family holiday. My wife, son and I were heading overseas for our first holiday in what felt like forever. Having recently started my own business, 30 Foot Drop, life had been hectic to say the least and I’d spend far more time away from...

17. June 2019
As a proud Australian and lover of sports, I was thrilled to cheer two of our athletes to their maiden French Open titles recently – Women’s Singles Champion, Ashleigh Barty and Men’s Wheelchair Quad Singles & Doubles Champion, Dylan Alcott OAM.
03. June 2019
FACT: Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians, accounting for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. FACT: One in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition. FACT: Half of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders start by age 14 years.

20. May 2019
One of the biggest issues people with disabilities face is accessibility. Currently, there is no overarching regulator or code of practice to ensure accessibility is enacted; rather, it is down to individuals and/or organisations to do the ‘right thing’ – and unfortunately, when not consulted, the ‘right thing’ can often lead to access Russian roulette.
15. May 2019
Regardless of their musical tastes, unfortunately a large group in our community miss out on enjoying live music experiences due to ability barriers.

28. March 2019
A chance Facebook encounter has led City of Busselton Councillor Ross Paine becoming a better human after he attended a 2 Wise Monkeys Access in Practice workshop in Busselton recently. Ross saw a Facebook post advertising the workshop and thought it would be something he would be interested in. As an active cyclist, Ross has a passion for ensuring safe access infrastructure is available for everyone. “Obviously I’m on the council so I have a vested interest in community infrastructure, but...
25. April 2018
I had the honor of addressing the attendees of the ANZAC day service at the Capel RSL on the subject 'What does ANZAC Day mean to me?' This was an interesting speech to create and it ended up completely different to how I originally imagined but this is what I said: What does ANZAC day mean to me? When Duncan, the president of the Capel RSL asked if I could talk today I thought it would be easy. I am a young veteran, I deployed to East Timor with 2RAR in 2006 and served until a series of...

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