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Police Encounters with People with Intellectual Disability: Prevalence, Characteristics and Challenges

Closing date: October 31, 2012

This study investigates the experiences and perceptions of operational members of Victoria Police in relation to their contacts with people with intellectual disability (ID). Key interests for exploration included how frequently and in what context police reported coming into contact with people with ID, how they made this identification, and the challenges they experienced at … Continued

Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Women with disabilities experience violence at a higher rate, for longer periods, and are less likely to report the abuse, than women without disabilities (Healey, 2008). Tricia Malowney, Chair of Women with Disabilities Victoria, and Ariane Garner-Williams, youth and women with disabilities advocate, talk about some of the issues that arise for this doubly disadvantaged … Continued

Employment for People with Disability

This panel session was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. The session was moderated by Sharon Granek, DARU.¬† Panel members included: Kairsty Wilson, Principal Lawyer, AED Legal Service Gordon Prior, Consumer ¬†Riki Domagalski, Consumer People First, NZ This is a biennial event hosted … Continued

Twenty Years of the Disability Discrimination ACT (DDA)

This panel session was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. The session was moderated by Julie Phillips, Disability Discrimination Legal Service. Panel members included: Placido Belardo, Principal Solicitor, Disability Discrimination Legal service Graeme Innes, Disability Commissioner Rob Daly, Victoria Legal Aid Beth Gaze, … Continued

Nothing About Us Without Us: From Across the Tasman

This slideshow was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. This is a biennial event hosted by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU), the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) and Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV), the sector’s peak body.

Achieving Systemic Change. People with Disabilities: Missing in Action

This slideshow was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. This is a biennial event hosted by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU), the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) and Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV), the sector’s peak body.  

Fight For Your Rights

This session was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. This is a biennial event hosted by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU), the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) and Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV), the sector’s peak body.  

Advocacy Using Human Rights Legislation

This slideshow was presented at the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. This is a biennial event hosted by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU), the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) and Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV), the sector’s peak body.