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Beau Donelly
The Age
Tuesday 23rd June, 2015

Victoria’s disability services commissioner has defended his decision not to conduct any investigations in the past four years, despite receiving “lots of complaints” about the state’s biggest disability services provider,…

David Perry
Al Jazeera
Tuesday 2nd June, 2015

In 2014, a disabled woman named Stella Young took the stage at TEDx in Sydney and introduced the audience to the concept of inspiration porn. She explained that disabled people…

The Age
Thursday 21st May, 2015

There is much to be gained by drawing the curtains from public institutions, by exposing their failings and wrongdoing. That has never been more apparent than it is today. A…

Kristian Silva
The Brisbane Times
Wednesday 20th May, 2015

A deaf woman excluded from serving on a jury because she required an Auslan interpreter is suing the Queensland Government for discrimination.

The Guardian
Thursday 21st May, 2015

Campaign to change social attitudes towards people with disabilities was inspired by writer, comedian and advocate Stella Young, who died in December.

Department of the Attorney-General's
Government of Australia
Thursday 9th April, 2015
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person, in many areas of public life, including employment, education, getting or using services, renting or buying
State of Victoria
Monday 15th July, 2024
The Charter is a Victorian law that sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria.  There is twenty fundamental human rights protected under the Charter
Clare Rawlinson
774 ABC Melbourne
Tuesday 28th April, 2015

A new Guide Dogs Victoria survey found two-thirds of guide dog handlers faced discrimination in the past year, including at shopping centres and cafes. Legally, the only place guide dogs…

Miki Perkins
The Age
Wednesday 29th April, 2015

New data shows that in the whole of Melbourne there is only one suburb where a woman on an average weekly wage can rent a two-bedroom home and not be…

ABC Online
Thursday 23rd April, 2015

As I leave the disabled bathroom behind, a mother glares at me. “You shouldn’t be using that,” she says. “That’s for disabled people only.” When this happens, as it regularly…

Max Jackson
The Age
Tuesday 21st April, 2015

Despite rapes, deaths and neglect in care, the disability sector is obsessed with self-protection. The Age has recently detailed horrendous events that occurred in a disability house in the 1980s…

Debby Vilensky
ABC News
Thursday 16th April, 2015

In Canberra today, the committee heard that parents with a disability often had their children taken from them straight after birth, and that those children were left in the foster…