Education Directorate disability appraisal processes 'distressing' for families

Sarah Lansdown
Updated October 24 2023 - 7:07am, first published 5:30am

ACT students with a disability are falling through cracks because of "distressing" Education Directorate processes that place unfair burdens on families and exacerbate inequalities, an ACT Audit Office report reveals.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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