People with disability abused in government funded services

The Australian Government has released National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline data. There were 472 reported cases of abuse and neglect of people with disability in government-funded services between July 2016 and June 2018 - more than one every two days. Social Services Minister Dan Tehan did not put out a media statement announcing the … Continue reading People with disability abused in government funded services

Employees with disability paid $1 an hour

Australian employees with disability are being paid as little as $1 an hour. This breaches international law and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer groups say. It's also contributing to issues such as poverty and depression, disability advocates say. The information is contained in submissions to the Australian government … Continue reading Employees with disability paid $1 an hour