People with disabilities still face widespread misconceptions and stereotypes that feed into attitudes and behaviour in the wider community. As a result, discrimination is part of daily life for many people with disability. Unfortunately, difference in all of its forms is often feared.
When he is not doing laps or singing with community band, The Hidden Wonders, Danny has been working at the Welby Garden Centre, which was established by Challenge Southern Highlands to offer a range of assisted employment for people with disabilities. Danny met Jodie Boland, who has an intellectual disability, at work.
Advocacy groups representing migrants and refugees in Australia have sent a letter to Immigration Minister David Coleman questioning the legitimacy of the decision to refuse a Bhutanese family permanent residency on the basis of their son’s disability.
Hours after Scott Morrison gave an emotional speech saying people with disabilities deserve respect, protesters gathered outside Parliament House to voice their concerns over the decision to deport a deaf teenager from Australia.
Disability activist Carly Findlay says Eddie McGuire’s comments towards Sydney Swan’s ambassador and plane crash survivor Cynthia Banham are harmful, regardless of whether he knew she was disabled. The Fox Footy commentator and Collingwood football club president has come under fire for mocking Banham’s coin toss before the Sydney Swans versus Adelaide AFL match on Friday night.
The ‘Staying Safe’ resource is a video series that inform the community about the need to respect people with disability and to prevent abuse and neglect. According to research the level of abuse and neglect that people with disability experience is alarmingly high and this needs to change. The best way to prevent the abuse of people with disability is by informing them about their rights and encouraging them to speak up. Another prevention strategy is through raising public awareness of the abuse and neglect of people with disability within society.
Geoff Bell was a pioneer in the Australian disability rights movement and his archive shows how far we’ve come in 40 years, and how far we have yet to travel The documents catalogue the development of the disability rights movement in Australia over a 40-year period. They tell an important story of the difference that can be made where people come together to take action, and are committed to sustaining that action over time in the face of adversity. In particular, they are a testament to the power and authority of the ‘lived experience.’
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.
Closing date: March 20, 2019
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.