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Disability Royal Commission
Friday 28th August, 2020
Noting the Royal Commission's Statement of Concern released on 26 March 2020 about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disability, and Issues Paper on Emergency Planning, the
Thursday 27th August, 2020
Disasters amplify the existing fault lines already experienced by people with disability to live an ordinary life. The best way to truly understand the impact of disasters on people with
SBS News
Thursday 20th August, 2020
Damian Griffis, chief executive of the First Peoples Disability Network, said the virus has exacerbated existing inequalities in Australia. He said the group has received phone calls from across the country
Naaman Zhou
The Guardian
Tuesday 18th August, 2020
Australians with disabilities have suffered higher rates of domestic and family violence, are experiencing suicidal thoughts, and felt “expendable” during the Covid-19 pandemic, a royal commission has heard.
Every Australian Counts
Thursday 20th August, 2020
More than 700 people with disability and their families filled out the survey that asked about your experiences during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. What impact did the
Premier of Victoria
Media release `
Friday 21st August, 2020
The Australian and Victorian Governments will enhance the coronavirus response in disability residential care through a strengthened Disability Response Centre to coordinate and manage outbreaks and keep residents safe.
Chloe Booker and Rachel Eddie
The Age
Wednesday 19th August, 2020
A disabled woman has caught COVID-19 from a support worker after the National Disability Insurance Agency refused to allow her sister to provide care instead during the pandemic. Sheree Driver told
Ursula Malone
ABC News
Friday 21st August, 2020
The Federal Government's emergency response plan to COVID-19 made no mention of people living with a disability, a royal commission has heard. Senior Counsel Assisting Kate Eastman SC said people with
Luke Michael
Pro Bono News
Friday 21st August, 2020
People with disability and their families felt forgotten amid the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic and many struggled to make ends meet, new research shows.
Melissa Cunningham and Erin Pearson
Monday 17th August, 2020
The evacuation of all the residents from a special accommodation facility at the centre of a COVID-19 cluster has prompted warnings that disability services will face more outbreaks without immediate
Wendy Tuohy
The Age
Sunday 2nd August, 2020
Residents and workers in group homes for people with disabilities face "a looming emergency" due to lack of training in use of personal protective equipment and inadequate preparation to combat
Global Business and Disability network
Thursday 9th July, 2020
In May 2020, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network conducted two surveys – one for National Business and Disability Networks (NBDN) and one for those networks’ company members –