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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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NJP increasing capacity for First Nations communities to seek justice

The National Justice Project has welcomed two new Indigenous trainee lawyers as they continue to expand capacity for First Nations communities to seek justice. The two new Indigenous trainee lawyers – Lauren Davies and Megan Krakouer – have recently commenced their 12-month traineeship with NJP. The NJP’s latest recruits have been appointed for one year as part of the NJP First …