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Protecting your organisation’s reputation during the Disability Royal Commission

Jackie Hanafie, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  With the Disability Royal Commission kicking off its public hearings in Sydney last week, disability organisations and service providers may come under intense scrutiny. It’s

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,

‘It was incredibly traumatising’: Children with disability belittled and abused in Aussie schools

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  The disability royal commission heard stories of children being bullied by both students and teachers Some students with disability have been denied bathroom breaks and forced

Disability royal commission begins amid fears around support services

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The first hearing of the inquiry will focus on education  The chair of the disability royal commission has tried to assuage fears there will not be enough support for people giving

Disability royal commission faces boycott threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th September 2019 -  The disability royal commission is officially underway, but advocates are threatening to boycott the inquiry unless two of the commissioners stand down over alleged conflicts

Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

Disability groups call for conflicting commissioners to step down

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th April 2019 -  Disability groups are demanding two commissioners for the newly announced disability royal commission step down for the “good of people with disability”. In a joint statement,

‘A real step towards justice’: Disability groups welcome royal commission

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th April 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially launched the disability royal commission, kicking off a three-year inquiry that will examine the violence and abuse of people with

Disability Royal Commission a Step Closer

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed the federal government to fully funding the disability royal commission, as the draft terms of reference for the inquiry are released.  

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

PM Stalls Disability Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under fire for delaying calling a royal commission into the abuse of people with disability until he garners support from the states and territories.
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