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…

‘Urgent action’ needed over high proportion of Indigenous women in prison – ABC news

‘Urgent action’ needed over high proportion of Indigenous women in prison, report says By Philippa McDonald Posted, updated 31 March 2020 Link to article The number of Indigenous women in custody has been called “one of the most challenging human rights issues facing Australia”. Key points: Research shows a “disturbing over-representation” of Indigenous prisoners Poverty, family violence, abuse and trauma…

Adelaide woman’s ‘degrading’ death shows community’s ‘devaluation’ of people with disabilities – ABC News

Adelaide woman’s ‘degrading’ death shows community’s ‘devaluation’ of people with disabilities – ABC News By Eugene Boisvert and Daniel Keane Posted 16 May 2020 Click here for link to article The case of an Adelaide woman who died after being left by carers in a cane chair 24-hours-a-day for a year shows the community still does not value people with disabilities…

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…