Mike Oliver, a pioneering disability studies scholar who coined the influential social model of disability, has died, according to reports. Dr Oliver is best known for affirming that removing the disabling barriers that limit and oppress people with impairments is a social – not an individual – responsibility.
For a multitude of reasons, people from refugee backgrounds are more likely to have a disability than other populations. Up until 2012, people with disabilities or with serious health concerns were excluded from Australia’s resettlement program. In 2012 a policy change meant that Australia allowed refuges with disability to be granted visas. However , this … Continued
Aboriginal woman Jane Rosengrave was just six-years-old when she began suffering abuse while in an institution, and is stepping up to encourage others to tell their stories to the impending Royal Commission into abuse and neglect of people with disabilities.
The primary purpose of this research is to add to existing knowledge about the experiences of persons with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) with the justice system, and to consider the impact of their experiences.
A woman arrives in Australia. She is a refugee. She has a disability. She discovers there is no suitable home for her to stay. Instead, she and her family are placed in short-term accommodation without facilities to support her basic needs. They are forced to take desperate measures.
A paper on the vision of the National Disability Strategy and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in relation to people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Sam is a person with disabilities, and she’s demanding a royal commission take place.
Calls are growing for a royal commission into the abuse of people with disability. After endless political game playing and delays, a non-binding motion has passed Parliament: but it’s no guarantee of a royal commission.
Disability advocates are calling for a royal commission into the violence and abuse of people with disability to be set up immediately after the Morrison government threw its support behind the inquiry.
Senator Steele-John wants the inquiry to examine the systemic abuse and mistreatment of people in workplaces, residences and educational settings.
Families of victims of disability abuse have joined Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to demand a royal commission into the abuse of people living with disabilities. The move came on Saturday after a motion calling on the Federal Government to establish a royal commission into abuse in the disability sector was not voted on this week.
It’s time for Scott Morrison to do the right thing and support a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability. Hear from people with disability, their families and advocates who have experienced abuse first hand – they are speaking out at a rally in Melbourne
Philosophers have been slow to address disability – which is odd, because disability raises a host of fascinating and challenging issues around justice, rights and fairness.
This national conversation will ask the community: What makes an effective system of human rights protection for 21st century Australia? Perspectives will be gathered on human rights protection in the community and how public servants, and contracted service providers might embed the protection of human rights as core business in exercising their functions. Sign up for updates on the project.
Improving the health and lives of Australians with intellectual disability was the topic for discussion at the Dying for Change public seminar and roundtable hosted by the Melbourne Disability Institute on Monday 12 November.
In 2016 two blind Australians launched a discrimination case against the Commonwealth Bank, arguing a touch screen device used in many stores and restaurants was virtually impossible for them to use safely and securely.