Changing the Landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence aginst women and girls with disabilities

Changing the Landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities Our Watch & Women with Disabilities Victoria. (2022). Melbourne, Australia Changing the landscape is Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria’s national, evidence-based resource to guide the prevention of violence against women and girls with disabilities.  This resource names ableism and…

Queensland Magistrates Courts – Criminal Procedure Review

Looking for Submissions for the Queensland Magistrates Court’s Criminal Procedure Review This review has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of criminal procedure laws in Queensland’s Magistrates Courts. The Justices Act 1886 (Justices Act) sets out the current criminal procedure laws applying in the Magistrates Courts. The Justices Act was written in the 1880s and—although it…

Calls to ban defence teams accessing sexual assault victims’ records, and also give them proper legal representation – ABC News

Calls to ban defence teams accessing sexual assault victims’ records, and also give them proper legal representation – ABC News Written by crime editor Paula Doneman Posted  2/5/2022   Confidential counselling and medical information from sexual assault victims continues to be used to undermine their credibility in court, despite laws protecting their confidentiality, a Queensland…

DRC Hearing – The experience of women and girls with disability with a particular focus on family, domestic and sexual violence

Woman living with cerebral palsy tells disability royal commission she was ‘raped and assaulted’ by carer ABC News Online By disability affairs reporter Elizabeth Wright and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds Posted Mon 28 Mar 2022 at 1:50pmMonday 28 Mar 2022 at 1:50pm, updated Tue 29 Mar 2022 at 12:08am   WARNING: This story contains details that some readers may…

QDN – Disability Sector Calls for Pre-Election Commitments to Improve Disability Emergency and Disaster Support

Disability Sector Calls for Pre-Election Commitments to Improve Disability Emergency and Disaster Support Queenslanders with a Disability Network Thursday 31 March 2022: A coalition of 40 leading disability rights and advocacy organisations has endorsed a pre-election open letter to politicians across the country demanding a new approach and more resources for improving disaster and emergency responses…

Queensland’s Public Trustee system to be investigated after Four Corners report revealed high fees and financial mismanagement – Four Corners, ABC

Queensland’s Public Trustee system to be investigated after Four Corners report revealed high fees and financial mismanagement Four Corners By Anne Connolly, Ali Russell and Stephanie Zillman, ABC Investigations Posted 15/3/2022   Excerpt: The Queensland government has ordered two separate investigations into the state’s Office of the Public Trustee, after a Four Corners report revealed exorbitant fees and dire financial mismanagement. Key…

Masks, RATs and clean air – how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID – The Conversation

Masks, RATs and clean air – how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID The Conversation (online newspaper) Written By: Anne Kavanagh and Helen Dickinson Published: February 24, 2022 6.13am AEDT Excerpt: People with disability bear a disproportionate burden of COVID infections, serious disease and death. Every time a support worker enters their home, people with disability risk…