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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 10th May, 2024

For so many people with disabilities the NDIS has been a godsend. It’s also been plagued by reports of abuse and neglect. A 7.30 investigation has uncovered new allegations of…

ABC News
Monday 6th May, 2024

Women with disabilities fear they’ll be left behind by new federal government plans to address violence against women, despite being particularly at risk.

Guardian Australia
Sunday 5th May, 2024

Australian researchers hope a new AI-supported educational program will help reduce the use of restraints and seclusion on people with disability. The Promoting Positive Behaviour Support Practice program is designed…

60 Minutes
Friday 24th April, 2020

“They were treated like non-humans.” Alastair McEwin, commissioner from the Disability Royal Commission, says shocking vision of a woman being abused by her carers reinforces the “common theme” of disabled…

Women With Disabilities Australia
Tuesday 26th March, 2024

Earlier this year Women With Disabilities Australia submitted their response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal…

People With Disability Australia
Monday 26th February, 2024

For over four and a half years our disability community, laid bare throughout the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we have endured and continue to…

Office of Public Advocate
Wednesday 28th February, 2024

The distressing state of affairs for adults with disability and mental health issues in Victoria has been highlighted in the 2022-2023 Community Visitor Annual Report, presented in Parliament this month.

University of NSW
Friday 23rd February, 2024

The Australian Government has commissioned a world-first survey into LGBTIQA+ people’s attitudes and experiences of sexual violence, in partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Actuaries Institute
Wednesday 13th December, 2023

This report builds on the Actuaries Institute’s May 2023 Green Paper that found inequality in Australia is significantly higher than in the 1980s.

The Medical Journal of Australia
Wednesday 13th December, 2023

I was an anaesthetist and intensive care specialist, commissioning Western Australia’s first non‐tertiary intensive care unit and becoming the State Medical Director of DonateLife WA. On 16 September 2018, I…

Consumer Affairs Victoria
Friday 8th December, 2023

Consumer Affairs Victoria are warning about unqualified or unscrupulous operators doing dodgy home modifications. Their checklist helps people manage a building project worth $10K