Disability royal commission

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Australia’s airlines and airports urged to improve treatment of travellers with disabilities
Disability royal commissioner writes to company bosses after hearing of people dropped on the floor and discrimination against assistance dogs

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Disability services provider urged to apologise and compensate woman for ‘artificial’ and ‘inadequate’ barista training course
Participant in BusyBeans program told the disability royal commission the training left her with a ‘broken life’

Stephanie Convery Inequality reporter

17, Jan, 2023 @2:39 AM

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Australian man says he was booted from Qatar Airways flight because of his disability
Craig Nolan incident comes after disability royal commission hears airlines are ‘dehumanising’ passengers with disabilities

Elias Visontay

07, Dec, 2022 @6:54 AM

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The constant abuse and harassment from non-disabled people isn’t changing – in fact it’s getting even worse | El Gibbs
When I was younger, I would shout back at the public repudiation of my body. But I am tired now, and don’t have as much energy to continue to fight

El Gibbs

14, Oct, 2022 @12:53 AM

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Woman of short stature tells inquiry how men yelling abuse triggered ‘trauma reaction’
Insults caused woman to lose control when walking on roadway, she says, while another witness says public harassment is common

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

11, Oct, 2022 @5:34 AM

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‘They yell at you’: woman with dwarfism reveals ‘deeply offensive’ abuse received in public
Artist, academic and psychologist Debra Keenahan tells disability royal commission she is harassed by strangers once a month

Luke Henriques-Gomes

10, Oct, 2022 @5:45 AM

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What kind of country are we that treats children in prison with such cruelty and brutality? | George Newhouse and Duncan Fine
Our colonial history began as a convict settlement and the culture of punishment and cruelty has not changed

George Newhouse and Duncan Fine

21, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Disability royal commission hears of abuse, neglect and fraud in supported residential system
Victorian facility did not breach legislation for failing to afford woman dignity by declaring she was no longer technically a resident because she had died

Luke Henriques-Gomes

02, Sep, 2022 @8:41 AM

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Disabled person pushed to brink of homelessness after eviction from house needing repairs, inquiry told
Nik Moorhouse offered unsuitable public housing after being forced to leave private rental, disability royal commission hears

Stephanie Convery

30, Aug, 2022 @6:11 AM

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‘I’ve got nothing’: inquiry hears of lack of suitable housing for people with disabilities after flood
Pensioner tells royal commission he had to go weeks without shower in unsuitable accommodation after NSW emergency

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

29, Aug, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Job agency criticised for disability barista program loses contracts in shake-up
AimBig one of 52 providers to lose market share in $1bn a year Disability Employment Services program

Luke Henriques-Gomes

24, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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First Nations people in remote areas miss out on disability services due to lack of support, inquiry hears
Some Indigenous people afraid to seek help and those on NDIS plans not made aware of funding they can access, royal commission hears

Sarah Collard

14, Jul, 2022 @5:35 AM

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