A group of six Victorians is taking cinema chain Hoyts to court, alleging the majority of movie sessions are inaccessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members. Deaf Victoria general manager Philip Waters joined Ali Moore to discuss the case, with Expression Australia certified interpreter Maxine Buxton.
The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of Rosemary Kayess to the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner. “On behalf of Commissioners and staff I warmly welcome Ms Kayess to the Commission. She is a leading disability and human rights lawyer who has been extremely influential in her work in international human rights law for … Continued
More than four million Australians live with a disability. Their rights are protected by a variety of laws, some international – like the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) – and some national, like the Disability Discrimination Act (Cth) (DDA). But despite the existence of these laws, people with disability … Continued
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.
Clinic associated with cult that teaches that people with disability are experiencing ‘karma’ receives thousands in NDIS funds
Now, a 7.30 investigation can reveal the business is facing scrutiny over thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds it received under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The case involves a vulnerable young man with autism, and a support worker also linked to Universal Medicine.
Many people with disabilities face barriers in accessing systems and are treated unfairly. But when is it simply unfair or unjust treatment, and when is it unlawful? Is it a breach of disability discrimination law or is it a breach of other disability laws? In this Advance Your Advocacy Practice session, Julie Phillips, Manager of Disability Discrimination Legal Service, explores the fine line where unfair treatment tips into unlawful disability discrimination. She clarifies when to seek legal advice and how the complaints processes work in Victoria compared to federal systems.
Report uncovers ‘systemic discrimination’ faced by people with disabilities in Australian screen industry
The report reviewed more than 500 people with disabilities who have worked in the screen industry and found they routinely experienced low payment and precarious job roles — all within a culture of “systemic discrimination” and prejudice.
National Disability Insurance Scheme participants say they get charged more than double the cost for the same service an able-bodied person could get from an allied health professional, an independent review into the $35 billion-a-year scheme has highlighted.
Curbing disability discrimination in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. And it’s unfair, though all too common, to place all of the burden on people with disabilities to absorb, defuse, or fight disability discrimination themselves. But what can people with disabilities do to prepare themselves for possible – and unfortunately probable – workplace discrimination?
Despite being the world’s largest minority, people with disabilities are often forgotten and excluded from the mainstream paradigms and mechanisms dealing with the issues of minorities. Not only they are a minority, but they’re also one of the most vulnerable groups in the world facing heightened discrimination and inequalities, as their needs are often overlooked by governments and international organizations.
An Australian-first research project has found that disabled people working in the Australian screen industry regularly face prejudice and discrimination. Alarmingly, 77 per cent of disabled respondents reported negative impacts on their work in the screen industry, and 58 per cent of disabled workers in the screen industry earn less than $800 per week.
Ending discrimination of disabled workers key to improving screen industry diversity, future success: report
Disabled people working in Australia’s screen industry face prejudice and systemic discrimination, including lower pay, greater casualisation and stigma and stereotyping, a new report finds. The findings, drawn from a national survey of more than 500 people – both disabled and non-disabled – and in-depth interviews, are included in the Disability and Screen Work in Australia: … Continued
WHO ‘s latest report highlights that one in six people in the world have significant disability and experience inequity. What are these inequities and how can we address them ? WHO’s Darryl Barrett explains in Science in 5
A New South Wales man was today (Friday 16 December) sentenced to three years behind bars for his role in a multi-million-dollar fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Since its establishment in 2019, the Disability Royal Commission has put the spotlight on the public trustee system, exposing countless cases of people losing control of their lives under the system. Investigative reporter Anne Connolly has been at the latest hearings and she joined RN Breakfast to discuss.