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Australia: Rape of disabled people ‘too hard to prosecute’

Posted 29/06-11 at 01.57

Leena Sudano, Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in South Australia, and the Pubic Advocate, John Brayley, have met with the police to discuss details of recent cases of rape and serious sexual assault against disabled people th ...

Australia: More spending to support disabled people

Posted 06/03-11 at 16.33

A commission has called for an additional $7bn to be spent on services to ensure disabled people receive high-quality care and support. Its draft report proposes two new insurance funds to ease the burden on disabled people and their families. ...

Australia: Parents wanted euthanasia for drowned disabled child

Posted 18/01-11 at 16.39

An inquest in New South Wales is investigating whether Maia Comas, a two-year-old disabled girl who drowned in a pool at her home in 2007, was the victim of a "deliberate act" or an accident. ...

Australia: Disability hate crime common and largely hidden

Posted 12/08-10 at 18.52

Research by visiting US academic, Dr Mark Sherry, shows how thousands of Australians experience disability hate crimes each year. However, the lack of legal recognition of disability hate crime means it is often characterised as abuse and penalise ...

Australia: Disabled women, health and human rights

Posted 11/08-10 at 14.16

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have published a policy paper on the rights of disabled women to health. It sets this fundamental human right in the context of Australia's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Dis ...

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