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Norman Hermant

Melbourne, Victoria
Social Affairs Correspondent — Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Social Affairs Correspondent. Fmr. Moscow correspondent & VJ. Australian-Canadian and vice-versa.

Vehicle modifications opening up road to thousands of Australians living with disabilities — Posted October 23, 2016 06:02:35 Paul Crake was a professional cyclist, and a mountain runner, but he is probably best known for his career as a record-breaking stair runner. From 1999 to 2003, he won the race to the top of New York's Empire State Building five times in a row.

Did you know that more than one in 10 Australians are carers? — Posted October 18, 2016 14:30:19 Almost 2.7 million Australians helped care for someone in 2015 - more than 10 per cent of the population, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. They helped care for many of the 4.3 million Australians living with a disability.

Everyday Sexism report: Are girls and young women treated equally in Australia? Most say no — Updated October 11, 2016 08:36:17 More than two-thirds of girls and young women believe gender inequality remains a persistent problem in Australia and only eight per cent believe they are always treated equally to boys. Those are just some of the results from the report Everyday Sexism, released today to mark the International Day of the Girl.

Disability support pension: Successful claims 'plummeting' after Government rule change — It has never been tougher to make a successful claim for the Disability Support Pension (DSP), new Government figures suggest.

Cuts, bruises, death: Stories from group homes — Posted June 22, 2016 18:35:12 It might be hard to imagine what it would be like to raise a child with a profound disability, but Gail Fenton can tell you. "If people consider what it might be like to live with a two-year-old perpetually - the two-year-old that up-ends the flower pot if they're not being supervised - then you can understand," she said.

Families raise concerns about 'culture of cover-ups' in disability group homes — Posted June 22, 2016 15:07:00 Parents of disabled people in group homes say they are concerned a culture of covering up serious incidents and avoiding police scrutiny pervades the sector. Parents whose adult children are in group homes have spoken out concerned about Federal Government inaction ahead of the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

National Disability Insurance Scheme racing to meet demand for disability housing — Posted June 12, 2016 05:58:14 The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) faces a huge shortfall in disability housing when it is fully rolled out in 2020. The NDIS estimates six per cent of 460,000 participants will require disability housing.

Counter-Strike skins gambling: Australian teens risking thousands through video game — Gambling using one of the world's most popular video games is out-of-control and nothing is being done in Australia to protect young people from it, experts have told the ABC.

Almost a third of young women don't feel safe in public places at night, A Right to the Night report finds — Posted May 12, 2016 06:16:44 One in three young Australian women do not believe they should be in public spaces at night, a report has found. Nearly a quarter of those asked also said they did not think young women should ever travel on public transport alone.

Budget 2016: Concerns NDIS savings fund announced in budget could become 'political football' — Posted May 03, 2016 22:28:40 The Federal Government has moved to plug a future funding gap in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), establishing a savings fund that will accrue $2.1 billion by 2020.
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Oct 25, 2016

Hey @Optus - I was "migrated" over today. Why do I keep seeing 3G? I'm in the centre of #Melbourne. Should I be worried?

Oct 23, 2016

@possiejim @independentaus Hi James. Will take a look for sure. Contact me at:

Oct 23, 2016

@Colvinius @InsidersABC "Aside from a few minor spats, things in Rome have been pretty peaceful." - Marcus Junius Brutus

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