disability

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

Teenage girl in wheelchair using a laptop next to her mother

In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

A woman receives a vaccine at an Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.

woman in a wheelchair is helped into a vehicle

The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. Data doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver for Australians with disability.

a woman in a wheelchair sits looking at a window filled with bright light

During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.

Man smiling in a wheelchair outdoors

Independent assessments were meant to make access to the NDIS fairer. But disability groups disagree and want them stopped.

Woman behind bars

The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.

Iva Strnadova and Julie Loblinzk

My work is very much focused on contributing to bettering the lives of people living with a disability, says UNSW’s Professor Iva Strnadová. 

a mother and child embracing

New research shows almost 20% of families caring for children with special needs were unable to buy essential medication during coronavirus.

Woman talking to man in a wheelchair

Human rights need to be protected during the coronavirus pandemic, leading academics say.

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