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Law Hack 2021: Disability Justice | 14 & 22 October

Law Hack 2021: Disability Justice is a unique event that will bring together bright minds, passionate hearts and brilliant professionals for one purpose: to tackle the injustices facing Australians living with disabilities with ground-breaking legal solutions. Across two energetic days on Thursday 14 October and Friday 22 October 2021, we will convene 50 participants from the legal, community and advocacy …

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West Australian Department of Communities fail First Nations child with disabilities

The State body responsible for caring for children in Western Australia has been caught out failing to follow medical advice and provide adequate care to a First Nations child with disabilities. According to testimony at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability yesterday, doctors’ recommendations for assessment and treatment were not followed by the Department, leading to delays in diagnosis and access to treatment.

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Over 300 organisations, businesses, and community groups call on all Parliamentarians to respond to the crisis in Afghanistan

Over 300 organisations, businesses, and community groups have signed on to a joint letter to all Federal MPs and Senators calling on them to take urgent action on the devastating situation in Afghanistan. The joint letter was sent to all Parliamentarians on 18 August and urges 7 practical steps that the Australian Government can take to provide safety for people from Afghanistan and to show leadership on the global stage.