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Sarah Matthews
ABC News
Thursday 12th July, 2018
Oliver Morton-Evans has sought the services of sex workers over the years, because dating can be especially tough for anyone with a disability. Despite having tried "every dating app out there",
Dan Williams
Men's Health Magazine
Wednesday 11th July, 2018
“I spent the first three-and-a-half years of my life in hospital but the best thing my family did was never to wrap me in cotton wool,” says Alcott, who
Paul Carter
Pro Bono News
Tuesday 10th July, 2018
The ordeal of a father battling bowel cancer and Centrelink at the same time is setting social media ablaze, prompting a crowdfunding appeal and an outpouring of rage on Facebook.
Julie Phillips
Pro Bono News
Monday 9th July, 2018

How many reports must be published for the Department of Education to deem students with disabilities worthy of the same care, consideration and human rights as other Victorian students, asks…

Stephen Keim
Independent Australia
Friday 6th July, 2018
As the report confirms, many people with disabilities, through lack of support, find themselves on a pathway to prison and they are treated badly when they arrive being deprived of
The Saturday Paper
Monday 2nd July, 2018

Back in the day, before the National Disability Insurance Scheme arrived in our area, my son was supported by the community mental health system – a network of services focused…

Rachael Lucas
ABC Gippsland
Monday 2nd July, 2018

Fashionista and social media identity Michelle Roger began her blog Up and Dressed as an incentive to get herself out of bed in the morning and ready for the day.

Henrietta Cook
The Age
Thursday 28th June, 2018

About one in six Victorian parents struggles to enrol their disabled children in mainstream government schools, according to a new report that reveals widespread discrimination in the state’s education system.

Dan Harrison and Ben Nielson
ABC News
Friday 29th June, 2018

Children with disabilities are being turned away from or discouraged from enrolling in mainstream Victorian schools — and once enrolled, many are being socially isolated or not receiving the support…

Andrew Cashin
The Conversation
Tuesday 26th June, 2018

As a society, we’ve come a long way in our understanding of the challenges people with autism face with social communication. But there is a large gap in our understanding…

Emma Younger & Danny Tran
ABC News
Tuesday 26th June, 2018

A Melbourne man with a profound intellectual disability and autism, who was accused of assault and then left in a high-security prison because there was nowhere else for him to…

Paul Carter
ProBono News
Tuesday 26th June, 2018

Only a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability can fund the social sector to support victims to give evidence, get justice and heal, a peak…