disability

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Many people eligible for the NDIS are likely to miss out on its benefits, including people who don't identify as having a disability or who don't know how to apply, writes Karen R Fisher.

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Two new innovative courses being offered at UNSW are challenging the way we think about disability and what it means to have a good life. 

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One of UNSW’s leading researchers, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Eileen Baldry, has joined a NSW Government advisory board on disability.

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When JD student and NSW Young Australian of the Year finalist Laura O’Reilly set out to find a job for her younger brother, she could never have predicted how much it would change her life.

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A senate report released this week shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the devaluing of their lives, writes Leanne Dowse.

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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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