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.
For Romina Reyftmann, her upbringing, skillset and education compel her to champion human rights issues and advocate as strongly as she can for National Justice Project clients.
“I think once people are able to take a different world perspective…then they can have a more generous and compassionate view of the world that other people are in and struggles other people are having.”
“Being in their corner and advocating for them itself is the greatest reward you can take out of this legal internship.”
“It is not just a normal client-lawyer relationship, I genuinely care for these people like they are my own family.”
A video of the 16-year-old being arrested in a Surry Hills park on Monday afternoon has been widely circulated on social media. NJP’s George Newhouse discusses the case with ABC News. Follow the story here. PHOTO: The boys family and other representatives take a knee at the press conference. SOURCE: ABC News: Mark Reddie https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/nsw-police-officer-in-indigenous-arrest-video-family-speaks/12316226