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…

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….

‘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…

A Long Time Coming

Written by Katharine Annear ASAN AUNZ Chairperson I am Autistic. Not the kind of Autistic that was stereotyped in the decade I was born (the 1970’s). I am part of the wave people diagnosed later in life with the autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome. I was diagnosed at the age of 30 – a long…

Assange has Aspergers?

from news.com.au THE autobiography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to go on sale despite efforts by the Australian anti-secrecy campaigner to suppress the book, its British publisher says. The book – Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography – reportedly includes his first direct comments on allegations of rape in Sweden that led to the…