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Disability Advocates Hit Canberra to Demand Improved Response to Omicron Crisis in Disability Community

Demanding better outcomes for people with disability and disability support workers affected by the current COVID Omicron crisis is the focus of a delegation from community, industry and union groups that has descended on Parliament House in Canberra today.
Black stencil art of a medical ask and the word "COVID-19" on a white, textured wall.

When the government asked people to wear masks, there was no consideration given to those who are hard of hearing

By Charbel Zada There is a shared frustration, a sense of déjà vu, among people with disabilities, every time we have to remind people to be more considerate of our needs. How many times must it be said: ‘Nothing about…
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We are not disposable – Disability and the health system during COVID-19

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko courtesy of Unsplash By Vanamali Hermans For many disabled people, hospitals are already traumatic places where we are spoken over, invalidated and dehumanised, writes Vanamali Hermans. Content Warning: This blog post contains descriptions of medical violence,…

MEDIA RELEASE: Expensive, isolating, lonely: new survey reveals experiences of people with disability during COVID-19

A new survey, released today by peak disability rights organisation, People with Disability Australia (PWDA), reveals how difficult COVID-19 has been for many people with disability across Australia. “Over 90% of people with disability said they had faced increased expenses…