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many sick and disabled people are refused permanent visas. we need compassion not discrimination

Many sick and disabled people are refused permanent visas. We need compassion not discrimination

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Australia has changed the way it decides whether children with Down syndrome, and other conditions, can migrate permanently to Australia. But the changes don’t go far enough. from www.shutterstock.com A three-year-old boy with haemophilia and an...

People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here’s why

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It’s not just about carer stress or socioeconomic   disadvantage. Halfpoint/Shutterstock The Morrison government has finally agreed to a royal commission into the abuse of people living with disability – if the states get on board. After hearing...
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Expecting autistic people to ‘fit in’ is cruel and unproductive; value us for our...

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It takes all sorts: workplaces can harness as strengths the differences that usually disadvantage people with autism. Shutterstock Just 16% of adults with autism are in full-time paid employment, and this situation is not improving. The...