In Solidarity Against #StellasChallenge.

The wider Disability community is in outrage over TEDxSydney’s #StellasChallenge campaign, and ASAN is standing in solidarity. Many Disabled people are bombarded  daily with invasive and insensitive questions by non disabled people. This can be very demeaning and objectifying for People With Disabilities. Individuals are never defined by their disability alone, but this campaign seems…

Sydney Morning Herald – Most Vulnerable Workers Caught in Back-Pay Standoff

From the Sydney Morning Herald Most vulnerable Workers Caught in Back-Pay Standoff May 12, 2015 Josh Bornstein On election night in November 2013, a victorious Tony Abbott spoke graciously, foreshadowing an inclusive approach to the first term of his new government: “A good government,” he said, “governs for all Australians, including those who haven’t voted…

Children With Disabilities Australia- Media release, Budget Fails Students With Disability

From Children With Disabilities Australia Tuesday 12 May 2015 Budget fails students with disability. The 2015 Budget has failed to provide certainty for students with disability in Australia. In 2014 an interim loading for students with disability was implemented. The interim loading was rolled over in 2015 and only maintains existing levels of provision. The 2015…

MEDIA RELEASE: 1. 3 Billion for Disabled Students ; Where Will The Money Go?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13th May 2015  1.3 Billion Dollars To Assist Disabled Students in the Classroom; But Where Will The Money Go? ASAN AUNZ believes that the Australian government’s investment in Students With Disability in the 2015-16 Budget is promising. The question now is, how will schools invest in their students? Will this unprecedented boost…

URGENT- Contribute to 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education

This is an invitation to contribute to a review of Disability standards for education. This is a fairly contentious issue, with a lot of differing experiences, if this is something that you would like to contribute to please follow  this link and share to others who may want to contribute.   The consultation period for this review…

GetUp! Petition- Fair Wages for Workers With A Disability

Get Up has launched this petition to ensure that cross-benchers in the federal senate will vote down the BSWAT bill that would ‘force [Disabled] workers to make a terrible choice: accept only half the backpay they’re legally owed, or we’ll take you back to court’. ASAN AUNZ strongly believes that Disabled workers should always earn a fair wage….

People With Disabilities Australia – 2015 Budget Modest But Welcome Measures For Disability

Our Friends People With Disability Australia, have released the following statement on the 2015-16 budget  12 May 2015 2015 Budget: modest but welcome measures for disability People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the 2015 Budget commitments to a modest but promising package of initiatives to address employment participation of people with disability. “For some time,…

‘Fear Of Autism’ – US Autistic Teen and Family Escorted Off Plane. Violation of Travel Rights?

There is news from the US of a Autistic teen and her family who was escorted off a United Airlines flight by paramedics because the pilot was allegedly afraid of flying with an Autistic passenger on board, after her family made a couple relatively minor requests for hot food for the teenager. The teen’s mother…