WWILD is Recruiting: Disability Royal Commission Trauma Counsellor – Part-time

Disability Royal Commission Counsellor – Part-time Position Available Title: Royal Commission Counsellor Level: SCHADS Award Level 5-6 including salary sacrifice benefits (to be negotiated dependent on experience). Hours: Temporary Part-time 22.5 hours per week, until 31st June 2022. Location: Wooloowin QLD 4030, possible outreach to Beenleigh or Caboolture depending on demand. The role is providing…

Parents sue St Edmund’s College after daughter allegedly inappropriately touched by fellow student – ABC News

Parents sue St Edmund’s College after daughter allegedly inappropriately touched by fellow student By Josh Bavas ; ABC News, posted 13/4/2021 The parents of a girl who was subjected to alleged sustained inappropriate sexual touching by another student are suing their daughter’s special-needs school. Key points: Evi was diagnosed with an unexplained PTSD after several panic attacks The…

The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability – ABC News

The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability – ABC News By Jessica Longbottom See link below for whole article. The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability – ABC News   Excerpt from article: If Kayaan Katyal didn’t have a disability, he’d likely be an…

Women with disability are being turned away by family violence services in Australia – SBS News

Women with disability are being turned away by family violence services in Australia – SBS News Women with disability are far more likely to suffer domestic and sexual abuse than non-disabled women. Despite that, many women’s shelters and domestic support services are physically inaccessible or don’t have enough funding or support to accept women with…

Man with autism unable to tell doctors he was conscious during surgery now training medical staff, ABC News

Man with autism unable to tell doctors he was conscious during surgery now training medical staff By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds A Queensland man with autism has described how he was conscious throughout surgery after the anaesthetic did not work, and has called for better training on how to support…

Disability royal commission finds Federal Government responsible for ‘serious failures’ during COVID-19 – ABC News

Disability royal commission finds Federal Government responsible for ‘serious failures’ during COVID-19 – ABC News By national disability affairs Nas Campaella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds   People with disability have been “forgotten and ignored” during the pandemic, leaving them “stressed and frightened,” a Commonwealth report has found. Key points: The disability royal commission makes 22…

Government acts to improve privacy protections for witnesses at Disability Royal Commission – SBS News

Government acts to improve privacy protections for witnesses at Disability Royal Commission By SBS News UPDATED 20/10/2020 The government plans to amend the law to better protect the confidentiality of information given to the royal commission, following long-standing criticisms from disability advocates. The federal government is taking steps to protect the privacy of witnesses involved…