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Laura Spurway
9 News
Wednesday 12th July, 2017

A Victorian mother has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over treatment her autistic son received at a Peninsula Primary School.

Alison Branley
ABC Online
Tuesday 4th July, 2017

A Queensland mother has called for national disability provider Lifestyle Solutions to be closed down after it reinstated a carer accused of abusing her intellectually disabled daughter. The call comes…

Matt Jones
Daily Telegraph Sydney
Tuesday 4th July, 2017

Tammie Lansley feels she may be forced to relinquish care of her son Nathan to the government — because the government won’t offer her the support she needs to look…

Elizabeth Grant, George Zillante, Amit Srivastava, Selina Tually & Alwin Chong.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Monday 3rd July, 2017

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in…

The Conversation
Wednesday 28th June, 2017

The 2016 Census has revealed an increase in the number of children with disability, up nearly 40,000 since 2011. One explanation is that the census now counts disability differently, which…

Linda J Graham and Kate de Bruin
ABC News
Friday 23rd June, 2017

One Nation leader and senator Pauline Hanson has suggested it would be better for teachers if students with autism and disability were put in special classrooms.

Jane Norman & Eliza Borrello
ABC News
Thursday 22nd June, 2017

Disability advocates and politicians have slammed One Nation senator Pauline Hanson’s call for children with autism and disabilities to be removed from mainstream classrooms, saying the “hurtful” idea would amount…

Natasha Robinson
ABC News
Wednesday 21st June, 2017

Key points: 26 independent schools for children with special needs will receive extra funding under Gonski 2.0 Funding for children with special needs in public schools will double by 2027…

Sarah Houbolt
The Feed SBS
Wednesday 14th June, 2017

Last year, The Feed did a story about my work as a circus performer, and about how I perform with partial sight (you can watch it below). Patrick (the reporter)…

Alison Branley
ABC News
Friday 9th June, 2017

Major organisations including St Vincent De Paul Society, Anglicare and the National Congress of Australia’s First People have thrown their support behind calls for a royal commission into the abuse…

Rod Bennett
Manly Daily, Sydney
Monday 12th June, 2017

Susy Yates is a hardworking and respected member of the House With No Steps but it was not always this easy for her. Ms Yates, who has Down syndrome, said…

Alexandra Beech
ABC Online
Friday 26th May, 2017

The co-chief executive of People With Disability Australia, Matthew Bowden, has welcomed Labor’s announcement, saying violence against people with a disability was at “epidemic levels”.