Coroner finds fatal police shooting of man with schizophrenia experiencing psychosis was preventable.
(Australia) The Royal Commission this week heard about the struggles of First Nations people with disability living in remote communities. Approximately 66,000 First Nations people live with severe disability. About 38,500 are NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) participants and 10 per cent of those live in remote and very remote communities. Twenty-eight witnesses, including […]
(Sydney, Australia) Two support workers at a National Disability Insurance Scheme accommodation provider allegedly assaulted and verbally abused the residents, while other staff at the home were “segregated” based on race. Additionally, Sunnyfield Disability Services tried to evict one resident after her sister had repeatedly raised concerns about what was happening in the home. In […]
(Canberra, Australia) Canberra, federal capital of the Commonwealth of Australia, occupies part of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), in southeastern Australia. The ACT has developed a “segregation” model for students with disabilities. There are mainstream public schools and “specialist” schools designed exclusively for students with disabilities. Canberra families and children with a disability are being […]