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During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.
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Many people with disability think the government’s plans to introduce independent assessments to the NDIS is about cost-cutting. Photo: Shutterstock
Independent assessments were meant to make access to the NDIS fairer. But disability groups disagree and want them stopped.
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Over 1000 people with cognitive impairments and/or mental illness are indefinitely detained in Australia every year. Photo: Shutterstock.
The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.
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Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW.
The Hastings Center in the US honours Jackie Leach Scully, Director of the Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW.
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Professor Iva Strnadová (left) and Adjunct Lecturer Julie Loblinzk are championing inclusive research for people with intellectual disabilities. Photo: supplied.
My work is very much focused on contributing to bettering the lives of people living with a disability, says UNSW’s Professor Iva Strnadová. 
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The Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW (DIIU) is in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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New research shows almost 20% of families caring for children with special needs were unable to buy essential medication during coronavirus.
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Haben Girma is a leading disability rights advocate and lawyer, and author.
A conversation between Harvard Law School’s first deafblind graduate and the world’s first blind newsreader covers everything from advocacy to finding friends and dancing.
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Human rights need to guide medical decision-making, law and bioethics experts say.
Human rights need to be protected during the coronavirus pandemic, leading academics say.
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