A violent incident that marred an AFL game on the weekend has sparked outrage and calls for tougher penalties for fans who get physical at the footy. “I shouldn’t have thrown the beer on him, but he shouldn’t have called me a retard or a spastic.”
“There are 4.5 million Australians with a disability and you can’t see a lot of those disabilities. So the next time you see somebody doing something differently, let’s not bag them because of it, let’s say “good on you for doing it the way that you can”. I think it’s so awesome that this has come up so everybody can learn, because I’m always learning about things that I don’t know as well, and then we can just move on and bloody enjoy the footy.”
Closing date: May 6, 2019
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The Swans released a statement slamming McGuire’s insensitive comments after he criticised Banham’s pre-match coin tossing technique and Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham hit out again on Saturday, calling on the AFL to take action.
This World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2019), Hawthorn Football Club, in partnership with Afford, are celebrating the launch of the Afford Sensory Friendly Space, the first sensory friendly space available at Melbourne’s iconic MCG. Footy fans with sensory sensitivity can now cheer on their favourite team thanks to the new and specially designed space. Visitors to the space will have the opportunity to watch the game via a separate big screen and TVs with reduced noise.
However, disability is different. Firstly, because disabled people are real, and secondly, because when able-bodied actors “crip up” they effectively steal roles from the disabled community. If Cate was right, and all actors could truly play roles outside of their lived experience, then disabled actors could depict able-bodied characters on screen. But that never happens ever.
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I’ve haven’t seen “The Upside,” and I’m pretty sure I never will. The movie, which comes out Jan. 11, stars “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire named Phillip Lacasse who hires a former felon to be his caretaker.
The Angus Project, an upcoming ABC comedy pilot that drops in December, presents disability on screen in new ways.
Acclaimed British performance and installation artist Sue Austin is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for those living with a disability.
The wheelchair racer has become the first athlete with a disability to win The Don Award, capping a career which includes three Paralympic gold medals, seven world titles and an astonishing 35 marathon triumphs across 10 countries – and counting.
Participation in cultural and community events can combat the adverse effects of discrimination and exclusion for Indigenous people with disability, a landmark report says.
Sacha Baron Cohen playing a disabled veteran in his new series might have caused controversy, but he’s doing nothing others haven’t done before
Meet Michelle Roger, the social media identity making people think differently about disability and fashion
Fashionista and social media identity Michelle Roger began her blog Up and Dressed as an incentive to get herself out of bed in the morning and ready for the day.
More than $1 million will be made available to help local tourism businesses improve accessibility across Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. The funding is part of a three-stage project for workplaces in partnership with the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine, Deakin University, Worksafe Victoria and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.