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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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


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. 


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.