Stealthing to be criminalised as rape and affirmative consent adopted in Queensland’s sexual violence law overhaul – ABC News

Stealthing to be criminalised as rape and affirmative consent adopted in Queensland’s sexual violence law overhaul By state political reporter Rachel Riga, Posted 23/11/2022   Queensland will adopt an affirmative consent model and criminalise “stealthing” as part of major changes to sexual violence laws. Key points: “Stealthing” or secretly removing a condom during sex will soon be…

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Queensland parents of students with disabilities demand more inclusive schools, call for fix to ‘broken’ system – ABC News

Queensland parents of students with disabilities demand more inclusive schools, call for fix to ‘broken’ system By Sarah Richards, ABC News   Hazel Lloyd is homeschooling her son Taylor, but it wasn’t her first choice. Key points: Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education says a 2017 review didn’t go far enough Parents say teachers who have inclusive…

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Grace Tame, Hannah Clarke’s family applaud Queensland bill to broaden domestic violence definition to include coercive control – ABC News

Grace Tame, Hannah Clarke’s family applaud Queensland bill to broaden domestic violence definition to include coercive control ABC News By state political reporter Rachel Riga Posted Friday 14 Oct 2022 at 5:41am, updated Fri 14 Oct 2022 at 3:07pm   Significant changes to domestic violence laws in Queensland will be introduced into state parliament today to pave the way…

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The disability royal commission heard shocking evidence of abuse in public spaces this week. These were just some of the stories – ABC News

The disability royal commission heard shocking evidence of abuse in public spaces this week. These were just some of the stories   ABC News  Posted by national disability affairs reporter Elizabeth Wright, and Specialist Reporting Team’s Penny Timms and Evan Young. Posted Saturday 15 Oct 2022 at 7:46am, updated Sat 15 Oct 2022 at 10:29pm   Sexual assaults on public transport. Physical…

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Abuse of people with disability in public places at the centre of this week’s DRC hearing — a topic many Australians know all too well – ABC News

Abuse of people with disability in public places at the centre of this week’s DRC hearing — a topic many Australians know all too well ABC News, Posted 10.10.2022 By national disability affairs reporter Elizabeth Wright   Last week I was standing on the corner of a crowded intersection waiting to cross the road. The type…

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Now Available: Working well with Women with Disability who have experienced violence series

Working well with Women with Disability who have experienced violence series Did you know women with disability… Are more likely to experience violence against them from an intimate partner? Experience unique forms of violence against them? Are less likely to seek help and more likely to experience barriers to accessing support from specialist services?  …

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Nearly a quarter of women have experienced emotional abuse by partner – ABC News

Nearly a quarter of women have experienced emotional abuse by partner ABC News By political reporter Claudia Long Posted 24/8/2022 Excerpt: Analysis from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found nearly a quarter of women have experienced emotional abuse by a partner. Key points: New analysis of 2016 data identified a number of socio-demographic characteristics…

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People with intellectual disability can be parents and caregivers too – but the NDIS doesn’t support them – The Conversation

People with intellectual disability can be parents and caregivers too – but the NDIS doesn’t support them The Conversation Written by: Susan Collings, Gabrielle Hindmarsh, Margaret Spencer, Niki Wedgewood.  Published: August 16, 2022 2.23pm AEST   Excerpt: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare last month released its report on people with disability. It shows two in…

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