Medical and welfare groups are strongly opposing a federal government move to strip disability benefits from people whose health problems were caused solely by their own substance abuse.
Students with disabilities should be removed from mainstream classrooms because they are putting a strain on teachers and schools, One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has told parliament.
Disability advocates and politicians have slammed One Nation senator Pauline Hanson’s call for children with autism and disabilities to be removed from mainstream classrooms, saying the “hurtful” idea would amount to “segregation”.
Key points: 26 independent schools for children with special needs will receive extra funding under Gonski 2.0 Funding for children with special needs in public schools will double by 2027 Labor claims the real rise is only equivalent to $100 million a year
If the government’s proposed changes go through the parliament this week, then from 1 July people with severe impairments caused by alcohol or drug dependence applying for the DSP will be diverted on to income support and required to meet all the necessary job search obligations. This is despite most not being able to look … Continue reading
A BOY, 6, with autism is taking the National Disability Insurance Scheme to court as he fights for his assistance dog, a black labradoodle called Betty. Henry Lee has been denied disability support for Betty despite the agency funding autism assistance dogs in QLD and SA.
Disability advocates are celebrating the passage of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill
In a brightly lit space in one of the school’s newer buildings a group of teenage boys is sitting in a rough circle playing a get-to-know you game that’s a mix of musical chairs and guess who. There’s the usual jokey exchanges and awkward adolescent shuffling, but nothing that sets this group apart from the … Continue reading
A disabled Perth woman has blasted a Qantas pilot’s “patronising” announcement which blamed a wheelchair-bound passenger for a flight running late. Writing in a Facebook post, Samantha Connor said she and a plane full of passengers were waiting on the tarmac in Melbourne for the Perth-bound flight to take off yesterday when the pilot’s voice … Continue reading
Last year, The Feed did a story about my work as a circus performer, and about how I perform with partial sight (you can watch it below). Patrick (the reporter) tried but couldn’t quite get a nail up his nose like I can… but he totally nailed who I am, how I like to push … Continue reading