The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. The hearing will be held in Brisbane and will focus on the challenges and concerns Indigenous parents face living with a disability. According to prior research and extensive consultations across Australia, Indigenous people living with a disability generally face more barriers than non-Indigenous people due to “systemic” factors. The hearing will help identify obstacles indigenous peoples’ with disabilities face and how to overcome systemic adversity. More of this story here.
Pamela Anderson called police to her home because her son, James, had stopped taking his medication for a “mild mental illness” and she wanted them…