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…

Discrimination Against Autistic Persons The Rule Rather Than Exception.

The following report by the United Nations Information Council – Canberra  was published on the 31st of March 2015. It is a report that speaks an unfortunate truth which was only further proven in the amounting allegations of abuse against Autistic children.   From Report “In many countries, autistic persons lack access to services which…

The Feed- Report Into Abuse In Special Schools

Below is the link to the youtube clip of SBS2 news and current programme The Feed’s report into abuse of Disabled children. You can read ASAN AUNZ’s statement about the issue of abuse of Disabled children in Australian Schools here. Viewers are warned that this content may be distressing. This content is the property of The…

Child vaccinations drop in inner-city and bayside Melbourne

Article by Alfred Chan, for The Age A swath of inner-city, affluent Melbourne suburbs are falling below safe vaccination rates for children, leaving doctors worried about an increased risk of potentially fatal diseases. Victoria has one of the highest immunisation rates in the country, but Health Department data shows several inner-city and bayside areas, including…

Protecting disabled people in group homes

Video: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3915884.htm Transcript TRACY BOWDEN, PRESENTER: For 30 years, the institutional model for disabled care has been disappearing across Australia. Instead, more and more people with disabilities have moved into small group homes, living in the community. For many, the change has led to better outcomes, but others have experienced disturbing incidents of abuse and…