Ms Kayess will be the first woman with lived experience of disability to hold the office since the inaugural commissioner, who was appointed 30 years ago.
Greater focus on inclusive design – including improving Australian Standards – will improve the liveability of the built environment for all people, says a UNSW expert.
Currently, when someone turns 65 they are not eligible to apply for NDIS support, even if they had disability before then. We asked experts if that should change.
Education segregation could continue for Australia’s young people for at least another generation – and possibly longer – in light of the disability royal commission recommendations.
The disability royal commission has heard from thousands of people with disability and their families. But the response must involve everyone.
The new Quarterly Essay weaves personal history and detailed policy analysis, examining the unintended consequences of the NDIS, and how we can best realise the scheme’s original intent.
Avoiding the office commute is just one reason why working from home suits many workers with disability better. Employers need to take a nuanced approach to workplace flexibility.
If people with disability can’t access the NDIS, they’re often left without any services or supports. This needs to change.
Our analysis of part-time work and its impact on wellbeing shows getting more people with disability into employment could save millions in health-care costs.
When we value and respect people with disability, they are less likely to be subjected to harm.