New Disability Royal Commission Project

WWILD’s Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Project is now open to referrals WWILD is being funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, through by Micah Projects, to offer counselling and case management support to people who want to talk about the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect…

International Women’s Day lifts the lid on human rights for women and girls with disability – Women with Disabilities Australia

International Women’s Day lifts the lid on human rights for women and girls with disability – Women with Disabilities Australia   Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has launched a new website, Our Place, just in time for International Women’s Day. The ‘Our Place’ website has been developed to support women and girls with disability to…

Research: Causes and contributors to deaths of people with disability in Australia – NDIS report

Research: Causes and contributors to deaths of people with disability in Australia – NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission report Excerpt: The research In early 2019, to further inform our work in this area, we engaged Professor Julian Trollor, Chair, Intellectual Disability Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry at the University of…

Rough justice: How police are failing survivors of sexual assault – ABC News

Rough justice: How police are failing survivors of sexual assault by Inga Ting, Nathanael Scott and Alex Palmer Updated 29 Jan 2020, 11:11am Published 28 Jan 2020, 5:05am Excerpt More than 140,000 sexual assaults were reported to Australian police in the 10 years to 2017. Police rejected nearly 12,000 reports on the basis that they do not believe a sexual assault occurred.     To see…

Community Radio Providing Opportunities For Voice In Brisbane And Beyond By Kim Stewart, Paul O’Dea and Michael Cherry – IDA magazine

COMMUNITY RADIO PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOICE IN BRISBANE AND BEYOND By Kim Stewart, Paul O’Dea and Michael Cherry Published by Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) in the IDA Magazine (Excerpt) Everybody has a right to participate in the democratic dialogue of our communities, to express their needs and shape cultural change. Participation in the…

Making a Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Making a Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability A submission is the way the royal commission can hear your story. People and organisations can share their story to the Royal Commission if they have had things happen to them in the past, like violence, neglect, abuse or…