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Advocates call for greater focus on Indigenous people with disability in detention

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned than the non-Indigenous population  The disability royal commission needs a dedicated First

Disability groups fight to end segregation of people with disability in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  The disability royal commission is yet to look at the issue of segregation in detail  Advocacy groups are calling on the disability royal commission to “push for real change” and recognise

Building back better for people with a disability

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  This International Day of People with Disability is our chance to learn from what we’ve been hearing in the royal commission and start thinking about how we can create a disability-inclusive

Australian government criticised for disability COVID-19 response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The disability royal commission says the government’s response came too late The federal government failed to make any significant effort to consult with people with disability

Interim report details widespread abuse against people with disability in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  The disability royal commission’s interim report has been released     The chair of the disability royal commission is asking for a 17-month extension to the inquiry, after an interim

Greater privacy protections promised for disability royal commission

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  New protections were announced following a campaign from disability activists The federal government has pledged to introduce legislation ensuring the confidentiality of disability

Advocates say royal commission must #MakeItSafeToSpeak

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A new campaign aims to protect the confidentiality of people telling their stories to the disability royal commission   Disability advocates fear the most severe cases of systemic

New approach needed to prevent human rights violations for people with disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 -  Experts say Australia must recognise people with disability as “critical to all aspects of life”   Australia needs to remedy its flawed interpretation of the UN’s Convention on

New guide to help build a trauma-informed disability sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  This resource will be developed in consultation with people with disability The Morrison government is backing the creation of a best-practice guide to help the disability sector

Disability royal commission given chance to reset with hearings halted

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th March 2020 -  The royal commission has postponed all public hearings indefinitely  A pause on all public hearings in the disability royal commission to stop the spread of COVID-19 to people with

Five times Australian charities made a difference through advocacy in 2019

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  As 2019 draws to a close, we look back at five major reforms that were made possible only through strong charitable advocacy.   Advocacy is an essential function of charities and a

Royal commission uncovers ‘barbaric’ restraining practices against people with disability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  A criminologist says people with disability are suffering violence and abuse in group homes People with disability are being strapped down and “chemically castrated” in group homes,
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