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Woman sitting alone and looking out a closed window covered with a sheer curtain. She is in a wheelchair with her arms resting on the arms of the wheelchair.

The quest for freedom

Against her will, Maria, a woman with disability, was placed in residential aged care by the public guardian. She was not permitted to leave except for occasional supervised outings. Management of the aged care facility submitted an application for Maria…
Man taking a selfie photo, as seen from his camera view, and smiling happily. In the background, a path can be seen which continues up the mountain he is on next to the ocean.

Building a support network

A young man with disability, Marco spent years fleeing family violence which resulted in stints of homelessness and surviving multiple suicide attempts. He finally managed to secure short-term accommodation funded through his NDIS plan, but due to a change in…
Close up of a young man positioned in front of a grey wall. He is looking off into the distance to the left, and has dark hair, beard and is wearing an olive green t-shirt

A new review

Muhammad lives with disability, having been diagnosed 10 years ago with the joint condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. When he applied for the NDIS due to the increasing impact of his condition, he was declined and informed he was not eligible.…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance supports calls for the Department of Immigration to review decision relating to child with Down syndrome

AUSTRALIAN CROSS-DISABILITY ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE 7 April 2015 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance supports calls for the Department of Immigration to review its decision to deny a visa to a child because she has disability, despite finding her parents fit…

Cuts to Mobility Allowance

12 March 2017 A diverse partnership of over 25 representative organisations of people with disability, disability advocacy organisations, disability services and disability peak bodies have come together to call on Federal Senators to block the Mobility Allowance Bill that is currently…