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Putting Disability and Leadership in the Same Sentence

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  When disability advocate and entrepreneur, Christina Ryan, realised workplace programs helping people with disability into leadership roles were non-existent, she got angry.

Unlocking the Door to Stop Disability Discrimination

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  A peak disability body is calling on the New South Wales government to unlock wheelchair accessible toilets around the state, saying it’s a major cause of grief for people with disability.

What’s Ageism?

Contributor, Thursday, 19th April 2018 -  The importance of advocating against ageism and for people to live the best life they can is the fundamental thrust of The Benevolent Society’s EveryAGE Counts campaign, which

No Improvement for People with Disability Engaging with Australian Businesses

Lina Caneva, Friday, 1st December 2017 -  Many businesses still don’t have a good understanding of customers with disability, according to a survey of more than 500 small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by Australian

Fears of Discrimination Stopping LGBTQ People Accessing Homeless Services

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  Negative experiences or fears of discrimination and being misgendered are creating barriers to  LGBTQ people accessing homelessness services, despite them being at least twice

Wake Up Call For Australia As Young People Show Concern For Mental Health

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Mission Australia is calling for a more targeted and coordinated approach to ensure youth support services are accessible across the nation, in light of new research showing rising

Society Must Stand Up For Tolerance Says Discrimination Commissioner

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Society must not be complacent in believing racism is just part of “an initiation rite” for any immigrant group, according to Australia’s race discrimination commissioner.

Cohesion Begins At a Community Level

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  Communities are the heart and soul of our nation, according to a new discussion paper which argues social cohesion begins at a community level. The Scanlon Foundation released a discussion

Questions of Equality Dominate New Parliament

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Welfare payments, discrimination laws and same-sex marriage are set to feature on the agenda of Australia’s 45th parliament. MPs and Senators were sworn in on Tuesday morning,

Disability Advocate Lodges Uber Discrimination Complaint

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes has lodged complaints with the  Australian Human Rights Commission against ride-sharing service Uber after two

Call to Decriminalise Sex Work in Victoria

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 21st December 2015 -  A campaign calling for the full decriminalisation of sex work, in a bid to tackle violence against women, has been launched in Victoria. Victoria’s Equality Minister, Martin…

Blind Woman Sues ABC for Discrimination

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 -  A blind woman in NSW is suing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for failing to provide audio description as part of its regular TV programming. Suzanne Hudson from coastal…
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