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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,

‘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,
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