The Greens want an end to the ‘unconscionable’ deportation of migrants with disability

The Greens are pushing to scrap an “unconscionable” policy that means migrant families face deportation if a child in that family was born with a disability. The Disability Act currently does not apply to the Migration Act, meaning migrants can be told to leave Australia if treating their disability, or that of their child, means they are deemed a burden on the taxpayer.

I was born with the travel bug, and a disability

Just like every adventure, disabled travel varies from person to person; from trip to trip; and even from day to day. Sometimes, the vast chasm of ability can even shift from morning to afternoon. This is my experience, anyway.

Practising disability pride

Larissa MacFarlane acquired a brain injury 24 years ago which she said allowed her to become the artist she is today.  The month of July is Disability Pride Month which is of great significance for MacFarlane and her work to change stigma around disability.

Henry Lawson and Judith Wright were deaf. Why does that matter?

Most of us know Henry Lawson and Judith Wright are icons of Australian literature. But it’s less well-known that they were both disabled.  Lawson began to lose his hearing when he was nine. Wright started to lose hers in her early twenties. Neither identified as culturally Deaf, but both named deafness as a significant influence on how and why they wrote.

Parenting Help Easy English

The Easy English parent guide and activity booklet are for parents with disability. They explain how parents can get help with raising their children.  The resource includes help with your baby, activities for your child, and help with paperwork. 

Everything to Know About the Disability Pride Flag and Disability Pride Month

“Disability is a part of the rich tapestry of human diversity, and something that nearly all of us will experience at some point in our lives,” explains Jackie Dilworth. “It’s also a significant identity that defines how we experience the world. Yet people with disabilities have been marginalised and misunderstood for generations.”

ECCV launches Multicultural Disability Hub

People with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds face multiple, overlapping disadvantages and barriers and can find it difficult accessing the NDIS and other available support.  This hub was developed as a resource for people with disability from migrant and refugee communities, their families, carers, as well as the disability sector. The hub provides information about a range of programs including the disability network and self-advocacy training to empower people with disability from migrant and refugee communities.  an overview of relevant policy and  research as well as information on disability in culturally diverse communities, resources, in-language information and the multicultural disability directory is also available.

Making the arts more accessible

“Engaging people who are disabled or who are heavily experienced in disability means you’re going to get the best outcome in terms of being accessible. It’s the knowledge, experience, and the type of thinking that you can’t really get from someone who doesn’t have that lived experience.”