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Battling discrimination

Despite living in her leased apartment for years, senior citizen pensioner Lin, who lives with disability, had endured long-term elder abuse from her landlord. The on-going physical and mental discriminatory abuse became so intense it resulted in Lee being hospitalised…
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…
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…

PWDA Welcomes Promise for Redress Scheme

29 October 2015 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Federal Opposition’s promise to establish a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, in line with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child…