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Star Weekly
Saturday 13th July, 2024

A new, faster pathway to better meet the needs of people living with disabilities and a terminal diagnosis has been discovered. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) chief executive Camilla Rowland said,…

ABC News
Sunday 7th July, 2024

Sex work will be banned from being funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme under NDIS Minister Bill Shorten’s planned reforms, the minister has confirmed. The decision to exclude sex…

People with Disability Australia
Friday 14th June, 2024

People with Disability Australia (PWDA), the national cross-disability peak body and representative organisation, has reissued its call for governments to prioritise and fund action plans that support the transition away…

ABC News
Friday 26th April, 2024

In recent years legal aid services around the country have warned that too little government funding has left them struggling to ensure everyone can equal access to justice, regardless of…

Victorian Advocate
Monday 4th March, 2024

In this opinion piece, freelancer John Loeppky argues that seeing disability as a culture fosters connection and encourages more support for disabled people.

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Saturday 3rd February, 2024

At the heart of the Commission’s work is a vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity. To achieve this vision,…

Thursday 1st February, 2024

Prominent human rights lawyer Rosemary Kayess has told the ABC the disability discrimination act needs reform, in her first interview in the role.

Australian Human Rights Commission
Wednesday 31st January, 2024

Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Rosemary Kayess, said we need to reframe how Australians think about disability, and address social structures that prevent people with disability from participating equally in…

Australian Human Rights Commission
Wednesday 29th November, 2023

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of Rosemary Kayess to the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner. “On behalf of Commissioners and staff I warmly welcome Ms Kayess to…

Physical Disability Australia
Thursday 23rd November, 2023

PDA recently wrote a Position Statement on the Treatment of Passengers with Physical Disabilities on Airlines & in Australian Airports which will be included as a submission to the Aviation…

ABC News
Wednesday 22nd November, 2023

“You want to park here?” The truck driver honestly seemed perplexed by my daughter’s question as we pulled up next to his open window. I suppose having a 19-year-old yelling…