Calls for a Royal Commission

Calls for a Royal Commission into the aged care sector in Australia have been heeded, yet the Federal government lags behind on implementing recommendations of previous reports.  A Royal Commission is a very expensive process (amounts mentioned are around $200...

Growing number of disability-related complaints to Equal Opportunity Commissioner

Matt Smith | The Advertiser A MOTHER who was told her special needs daughter could no longer attend an arts class and a man wrongly informed he had to pay clean-up fees for his assistance dog in a hire car...

Businesses fail disability test

A MOTHER who was told her special needs daughter could no longer attend an arts class and a man wrongly informed he had to pay clean-up fees for his assistance dog in a hire car are among the growing number...

Blind musician, who was facing deportation to Malaysia, ‘over the moon’ after being granted permanent residency

Josephine Lim |The Advertiser A BLIND musician, who was facing deportation to Malaysia, despite having spent the last decade in Australia, says he is “over the moon” after being granted permanent residency at the 11th hour. Australia’s assistant immigration minister...

David’s stay is a win for SA

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent is pleased that David Lee has been granted permanent residency status. “Being told that you are not welcome to stay in Australia because you have a disability is unacceptable, and breaches the United Nations Convention...

Family Voice Discrimination

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Recovery from, and the management of, mental illness can mean different things to different people. For some, that may involve participation, including work roles, in spiritual or religious organisations. Unfortunately, a recent submission to the federal parliament's...

Adelaide blind musician David Lee fights deportation to Malaysia

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Photo: David Lee performs in a four-piece band and sings in a choir. (Supplied: change.org) A blind musician who has spent a decade in Adelaide is fighting moves to deport him to Malaysia. David Lee...

Blind musician and key fundraiser for disabled David Han Wern Lee faces being booted out of Australia

Josephine Lim and Erin Jones, The Advertiser A BLIND musician, who has called Adelaide home for the past decade, faces deportation on Tuesday after a three-year struggle to become a permanent resident. Assistant Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has been...

Christian lobby Family Voice calls for exemption to discriminate against mentally ill

By Ruby Jones A national Christian group is lobbying for the Disability Discrimination Act to be changed so that it can discriminate against people with mental illnesses, on the basis they could upset the "sacred" nature of church services. FamilyVoice...

Church’s push to exclude disabled FAMILY Voice

Tory Shepherd Adelaide Advertiser A national church group based in Adelaide - wants to be allowed to discriminate against people with disabilities because mental illnesses might disturb their "sacred space". Along with a range of other religious organisations, Family Voice...