Archive for April, 2021

Seeking People with Epilepsy

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

We Are Interested in the Views of Individuals Over 18 Years of Age Who Have Epilepsy

Seeking Participants with Epilepsy

This study aims to understand your interests, expectations, and decision-making around a brain-machine interface that may be a potential treatment for epilepsy.

  • You will receive a $30 gift card to compensate for your time

Your participation will involve:

  • A 90 minute focus group (much like a conversation)
  • and a short demographic questionnaire.

Participation in the focus group will be via teleconference call. Any travel expenses will be covered

For more information please contact:

  • Adrian Carter
  • School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
  • Email: / 9902 9431

Human Ethics Approval: 19968

Toilets for Everybody

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Toilets for Everybody – A Right not a Privilege

*Reprinted and referenced with permission from The Access Institute.

  • By Ms. Joe Manton, Director Access Institute

After spending my very early years trudging through the back yard to the outdoor ‘dunny’ in the winter, I developed a great appreciation, as did many others, for a comfortable, warm, clean, ‘spider free’ toilet, as these were introduced to homes across the country.

Of course, you just need to go ‘up the country’ to see some of these iconic outhouses still in operation but they are more often a nod to the past, rather than a preferred place to spend time.

The fact that we all need to use toilets every day, means that consideration must be given to the toileting needs of everybody. So, let’s talk toilets.

Standard Male and Female Toilets

Of course, the most common types of toilets we see installed in public places include standard male and female toilets. These serve the purpose for many people and also used to mean that property owners could comply with minimum required legislation.

However, over the years recognition of the needs of more people and other users of toilets, have been recognised as important considerations in developing inclusive communities.

Unisex Accessible Toilets

Unisex accessible toilets are required where male and female toilets are provided. These toilets incorporate a larger space where a person using a wheelchair can access the toilet pan, grab rails and other fixtures, as well as a washbasin inside the cubicle that support a person who may be using toileting equipment or who needs to access water or washing facilities.

These toilets must be Unisex because a person may need assistance from a carer or support person to get in or use the toilet. This could include people who identify as males or females or others. It is not appropriate to install an accessible toilet in a gender specific facility.

Anyone can use a Unisex Accessible Toilet. It’s just a toilet with more space and supports.

If a person was using a Guide Dog and needed more space to take the dog with them, then a Unisex Accessible Toilet would be helpful.

If a parent with a pram needs more space this would also often be a suitable facility.

*Click here to read the whole Toilets for Everybody article

Paid Role in Feature Film

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Female Wheelchair User Wanted for Lead Role in Film

‘Chicken and Chips Casting’ are currently casting for an upcoming Feature Film and are looking for a female wheelchair user for the lead role.

This is a paid role.

Please see the attached document for expressions of interest for the role of JEAN.

  • If this is relevant to you, and your are interested, please email directly to or use the below link to apply directly at

Chicken and Chips casting look forward to receiving your submissions!


ABS Data Graduate

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Become an APS Data Graduate in 2022

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is recruiting more than 150 data graduates for placements across the Australian Public Service (APS).

If you have graduated university within the last five years they want to hear from you!

Leading the Australian Public Service Data Professional Stream, the ABS is at the centre of developing specialised data professionals to build a data capable APS.

One Application, Multiple Opportunities

By completing one application as part of the Australian Government Graduate Program Data Stream, you will open the door to over 20 different Australian Government agencies, including the ABS, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Health.

Data roles are varied and provide access to all aspects of government, including policy development, research, program management and service delivery.

Work in data analysis, data acquisition, data engineering or more specialised roles in data science, methodology or geospatial analysis.

There are lots of roles across government that require you to work with data, and they are open to applicants from all fields of study

Common Backgrounds for Data Graduates Include:

• Analytics/Data Analytics
• Actuarial Studies
• Data Science/Data Mining
• Demography
• Economics/Econometrics
• Engineering
• Finance
• Mathematics/Mathematical modelling
• Machine Learning
• Psychology/Social Sciences
• Risk and Intelligence Analysis
• Statistics

  • Applications open 9 March and close on 11 April 2021.
  • For more information or to apply go to

NAB Graduate Program

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Applications to NAB’s 2022 Graduate Program are Now Open

NAB’s 2022 Graduate Program applications are now open.

  • Everything candidates need to know about the role, including how to apply can be found at this link:

Carly Robinson, Consultant, Early Careers, People and Culture, has posted this opportunity on her LinkedIn account, conveying NAB’s inclusive hiring stance:

Stepping Into Internships Applications Extended

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

AND Have Extended the Closing Date for Stepping Into Winter Applications to Midnight, Sunday 11th April!

Students now have an extra week to submit their application!

AND has added plenty of new roles, which students can view at the list of internship opportunities.

Students are welcome to get in touch with the Stepping Into team at or call 1300 36 36 45 if they have:

  • Applied for Stepping Into in the past 12 months
  • Already applied for winter but would like to change their position preferences
  • Questions about the program!

Free Online Information Session: Thursday 8th April

The Stepping Into team will host the final Plan for Success information session Thursday 8th April 12pm-1pm AEST.

It is strongly recommended that applicants attend a session to prepare for the next stages of the application process. Students can find login details and more information here.