The ACT Human Rights Commission says a man whose application for the NDIS was lodged more than a year before his release from prison ultimately returned to jail after the relevant agency failed to process his claim and left him in the community without the necessary supports.
The former fruit picker and cleaner, who was injured at work in July 2016, is locked in a fight with Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. She has accused them of failing to properly pay out her permanent disability claim, and compensation lawyers say she is one of many being put under severe financial stress by the organisation.
The church’s governing bodies, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Catholic Religious Australia, wrote to the Government saying they were keen to participate “to limit future trauma for survivors of abuse in obtaining redress from the Church”.
In NSW there were 1087 cases of assaults on people living with disability in group accommodation reported to the state ombudsman since 2014. Children with disability are at least three times more likely to experience abuse than other children. Frighteningly, over 90% of women with an intellectual disability have been victims of sexual assault. We have not done enough to combat the discrimination that many of these people face when their claims are finally heard in our judicial system.
The federal government plans to cancel the disability support pension for thousands of prisoners, regardless of whether they’ve been found guilty or are still on remand.
Many Australians living with disabilities are still treated as second-class citizens, and the legal profession needs to do better in its facilitation of opportunities for those people to not only participate, but also flourish, according to the nation’s leading disability discrimination advocate.
Prospective NDIS employees will have their criminal histories checked when they apply for work after legislation passed federal parliament.
The ACT Human Rights Commission and advocacy groups say some prisoners with disability have been stuck behind bars longer than necessary due to delays in processing their NDIS applications.
Closing date: July 31, 2018
The IBACC report issued to Victorian Parliment in 2017 in relation to an Independent Investigation of Complaints against Police, has identified the failure of the current system and abuse of power by Victoria Police. It also has made many policy change recommendations and an overhaul of the current system.
Board member of Disability Advocacy Australia Julie Phillips said there needed to be a significant change in approach to dealing with people who suffer from a disability.
“It’s outrageous that these sorts of things continue to happen in Victoria and Australia where the symptoms of people with disability which are due to autism or mental illness are being interpreted as people being deliberately obstructive,” she added.
John’s psychologist was worried about his mental health. She asked the police to check on him. CCTV footage shows they did much more.
John installed a CCTV system at his house in Melbourne’s northern suburbs after it was burgled a few years back. It was supposed to capture robbers — not police.
wasn’t going to watch him suffer anymore’: Mother who tried to murder her autistic son after caring for him for three decades blames her actions on the disability support system after she avoids jail
Yvette Nichol, 60, had been primary carer for autistic and epileptic son Brett, 34. Nichols avoided jail and blames the disability support system for her actions. She attempted to take his and her own life in 2016 but had remorse .
Ryan has spent 16 months in prison despite being found unfit to stand trial on charges that, had he pleaded guilty to, might not have resulted in jail.
A young disabled woman who was unable to speak was reportedly “half dragged and half carried” from a taxi in a “shocking” incident allegedly witnessed by community workers.