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Cafe Roasted for ‘Appalling’ Sign Mocking Disability Abuse

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th March 2019 -  Social media backlash over a cafe sign with a joke about abusing a woman in a wheelchair has sparked calls for action on the high rates of domestic violence experienced by women with

Report Uncovers Shocking Abuse and Neglect of Adults With Disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  Widespread abuse and neglect of adults with disability has been uncovered by the New South Wales ombudsman, with appalled disability advocates now calling for an independent public

Dentistry for a Cause

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th October 2018 -  Dr Sonia Sonia is not your typical dentist, volunteering and now starting her own charity putting her professional skills to use to help those affected by family violence. She is this

The Other F Word – Forgiveness

Adam Blanch, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  Psychologist Adam Blanch offers advice on what it really means to forgive someone. “Dear Adam, I read your article on trauma and it made sense. I’ve realised that I was far more resourceful

Can Tech Help Safeguard Our Children?

Jill Thorburn, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  Digital technology used in the right way, in partnership with children, can hold the key to helping unlock young people’s stories, writes Jill Thorburn, director of Mind of My Own.

Disability Groups Slam Govt for Scrapping Royal Commission Into Abuse

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 6th March 2017 -  The federal government’s decision to rule out a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability has been condemned by an alliance of disability advocacy

Royal Commissioner Appointed to Investigate NT Youth Detention

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th July 2016 -  The federal government has appointed former Northern Territory Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Ross Martin AO to head the royal commission into the state’s child protection and

NFPs Key in Royal Commission

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 -  More than half of the submissions to Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence have come from Not for Profits working on the ground dealing with the family effects and…

Child Abuse Victims Could Receive $4 Billion

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  Australian churches, charitable organisations and schools may have to pay the majority of $4.3 billion worth of compensation to victims of child sexual abuse. The Royal Commission…

Govt Rejects Disability Abuse Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  The Abbott Government has rejected calls for a national inquiry into allegations of abuse of people with disability in institutions. Responding to questions from Greens Senator…

Family Violence Costs Everyone

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  Today’s White Ribbon Day, also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, urges Australians to see the signs and to say that no amount of violence,

Aid Agency Rejects Nauru Detention Claims

Lina Caneva, Friday, 3rd October 2014 -  Aid agency Save the Children has rejected claims that their staff at the Nauru Detention Centre have fabricated allegations of abuse and self harm. The rebuff from the Not for Profit…
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