Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities in Remote Communities Facing Adversity

First Nations People with Disabilities

(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 […]

Disability Royal Commission hosting first all-indigenous hearing

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 […]