As we enter the 2024-2025 financial year, significant disability reform will need to commence with the Australian Government as well as state and territory governments, implementing agreed recommendations from both reform processes. Implementing recommendations will take years, and if done ‘right’, these reforms will have a lasting positive impact on people with disability, their families, friends and communities. However, this is no simple task, and it will take time and resources.
Too many people with disability under guardianship or administration orders are not seeing their right to decision-making support upheld.
Part 1: Marisa Sposaro (Doin’ Time, 3CR) interviews Professor Eileen Baldry (Criminologist, UNSW Sydney) on First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system.
3CR’s Gavin Moore interviews Lisa Zammit, CEO of Connecting Home, about disability services for the stolen generation, and recommendations she would like to see from the Disability Royal Commission.
A bad experience with medication can leave lasting trauma and close us off to truly helpful and positive use later, writes Ashley Waite.
The hearts of our community have been heavy over the past few weeks as more instances of abuse and neglect of people with disability have been brought to light in the media. These are not isolated events but a consequence…