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Early support could save lives and allow Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability to live with dignity in their communities, writes Ruth McCausland.

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Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year – and a widespread lack of understanding and action underpins this shameful breach of human rights, write Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth McEntyre and Ruth McCausland.

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The UNSW Social Policy Research Centre will host a debate about whether people with disabilities should ever legally require substitute decision-makers. 

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Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes will reflect on his time in the role during a wide-ranging conversation with leading authority on disability law, Professor Gerard Quinn. 

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More support is needed to help people find accomodation and work before the National Disability Insurance Scheme can be rolled out in 2018, UNSW research shows.

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A system of credits would go a long way to ensuring carers are not penalised in retirement for their selfless service, writes Myra Hamilton.

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UNSW Master of Policy Studies graduate Su Pon Chit is putting her new knowledge into practice, advocating for people with a disability and promoting change in Myanmar.

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A new resource is being launched to tackle mental health problems among people with an intellectual disability and to improve the system that is currently failing them.

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Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has told a UNSW public forum that increased employment for disabled Australians is critical to reducing the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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A panel of experts, including Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, will tackle some of the thorny issues surrounding disability at  UNSW's new public lecture series, Says Who?

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