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Review Finds Yooralla has Turned a Corner

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 6th October 2015 -  One of Australia’s largest disability service providers has been found to be safer for vulnerable people after a year plagued by sexual and financial abuse scandals. A six-month…

New Labor Govt to Inquire Into Disability Care Abuse

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 -  Victoria’s newly elected Labor Government says it will move quickly to undertake a thorough Parliamentary Inquiry into the systemic failures in Victoria’s disability…


Abuse Bigger Than Yooralla. Inquiry – NOW

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 27th November 2014 -  The Federal Government is shirking its responsibilities to Australians with disability by denying them a national independent inquiry into abuse in institutions, writes systemic

Disability “Overhaul” Needed – Commissioner

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 26th November 2014 -  Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner has called for a complete overhaul of governance and complaint handling procedures in services operated for people…

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…

Independent Inquiry Call Over Yooralla Abuse

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  Calls for an independent inquiry into the Australian disability sector have been made amid ongoing allegations of abuse and the mismanagement of complaints by a major disability…

Yooralla CEO Quits

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th November 2014 -  The CEO of one of Australia’s largest disability support organisations has resigned in the wake of allegations of mismanagement over sexual assault claims made by its clients.…

Bonyhady Receives Honorary Doctorate

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th March 2014 -  Disability campaigner Bruce Bonyhady has been awarded an honorary doctorate – the highest honour from the University of Melbourne. Bonyhady is the architect of the National…
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