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How an Indigenous community inspired a law firm to fight for change

How an Indigenous community inspired a law firm to fight for change

Just over a decade ago the remote community of Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia reached a crisis point.

  • by Jewel Topsfield

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Senator weeps as he uses parliamentary privilege to air death list

Senator weeps as he uses parliamentary privilege to air death list

"These are the names that don't get spoken," Senator Jordon Steele-John said after reading out a list of 34 names.

  • by Latika Bourke
Choking risk for people with disabilities denied NDIS funding
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Choking risk for people with disabilities denied NDIS funding

Families of people with disabilities are 'desperately worried' that their loved ones will be at risk of choking because the NDIS will not fund crucial swallowing assessments and mealtime planning.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'It makes me incredibly sad': six-year-old boy told 'you're a freak'
Parenting

'It makes me incredibly sad': six-year-old boy told 'you're a freak'

A Perth mother has had enough of people staring at and commenting about her son, and is speaking out after a child unleashed a savage attack.

  • by Daile Cross
Living in black-and-white in a world of colour: Maya tells her story
Film awards

Living in black-and-white in a world of colour: Maya tells her story

A high school student's candid film about having Asperger's syndrome has triumphed at the Focus on Ability Film Festival.

  • by Garry Maddox
Govt payment for WA electric shock girl
What's on

Govt payment for WA electric shock girl

Denishar Woods was shocked with up to 230 volts when she touched a garden tap at a Beldon property in March and her family is pursuing legal action against the state.

  • by staff writers
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Fury as Sydney pub denies entry to woman with cerebral palsy

Fury as Sydney pub denies entry to woman with cerebral palsy

An inner west hotel apologises after refusing entry and allegedly mocking a woman with cerebral palsy who its staff believed was intoxicated.

  • by Ben Grubb
Demerit points being considered for Queensland's disability parking thieves
City council

Demerit points being considered for Queensland's disability parking thieves

The news has been welcomed by a disability advocate, who said the disability community encounters this issue "on a daily basis".

  • by Toby Crockford
Life in limbo: NDIS delays force husband and wife to live apart

Life in limbo: NDIS delays force husband and wife to live apart

Long delays to provide equipment Alysia needs to live at home - like a hoist and wheelchair modifications - means she and her husband have to live apart.

  • by Miki Perkins
Letters sent to dead people about transitioning to NDIS
Government

Letters sent to dead people about transitioning to NDIS

After inaccurate information was not cross-checked, dead people were sent letters just before Christmas about transitioning to the NDIS.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'Shamed' out of day care, companies set their sights on NDIS billions
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Childcare

'Shamed' out of day care, companies set their sights on NDIS billions

Businesspeople with chequered histories in the day care industry have companies registered to care for people with disabilities.

  • by Patrick Begley