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News and opinion on human rights for people with disability.

The cult of positivity: 9 inspirational mantras I’m very sick of...

A positive outlook for people with disabilities is helpful, even necessary, but it isn't magical and won't solve all your problems. Some solutions require society to change!

NDIS nominees and appointments of guardians

Analysis around some guardianship cases involving disabled people receiving NDIS supports - when should a guardian or nominee be appointed under the NDIS?

An open letter to Members of the Parliament of SA

A response to the voluntary euthanasia bill which is currently before the South Australian Parliament.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

My sister is inspiring, but she’s not your ‘inspiration porn’

This person with a disability competed in the Paralympics and won a medal - is that inspirational?

We’re blind, not invisible

A social change campaign aimed at permanently altering how society views and treats people who are blind.

“He ain’t special, he’s my brother” – Time to ditch the...

It is time we stopped describing disabled people as "special" and stopped calling their reasonable adjustment needs as "special needs" - it is offensive.

Religion on Disability: The Gift That Keeps On Giving?

The Pope has given his perspective on disability and essentially says that disability can be viewed as a divine gift.

Australian High Court sanctions discrimination against the deaf

The Australian High Court has delivered a judgment that permits discrimination against a deaf person who wished to be a juror in Queensland.

When parents disagree with doctors on a child’s treatment, who should...

The question of parental rights versus the opinion of medical doctors is an important one with disabled children or disabled adults with cognitive issues.
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