There has long been a commitment by governments in Australia to provide community based accommodation services to people with disability.

Over time this commitment has decreased to the point where a number of governments have redeveloped old institutions and provided congregate models of care to people with disability.  This is in breach with the Australian Government's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

This inaction from successive governments has meant that a number of different organisations and individuals have come together with a shared purpose – to get all Australian governments to deliver on this commitment to the closure of all institutions once and for all.  We are holding them account to ensure an end to the segregation, congregation  and isolation of people with disability from the community.

People with disability are being Shut In to institutions and Shut Out of the community.  This is a human rights abuse and it has to end.

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2 December 2011: Shut-In Campaign EBulletin

The  Shut-In Campaign is proud to launch its second Bulletin, which contains detailed information about the state of devolution in Australia today and draws attention to the fact that there are still people with disability living in institutional accommodation in Australia today.

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Media Release - 3 December 2010: Closure of Institutions – longed-for reality  or another promise to be broken?

Media Release - 3 December 2010 (Word 37kb)

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes today’s announcement by the NSW Government that funding has been provided to enable all large residential centres to be closed by 2017

2 December 2010: Shut-In Campaign EBulletin

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) launched the Shut In Campaign to close institutions with an EBulletin

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