NDIA and DSS on notice.

The announcement of the ‘Employment Task Force’ by Minister’s Henderson and Fletcher is nothing short of a disgrace. Why? Because the task force is made up of NDIA and DSS employees; without people with disability at its core. This seems to be par for course for the LNP government though as it continues to build…

A young person who appears to be female crouches in the corner with hands covering her face.

Royal Commission into Abuse Needed Now

ASAN AUNZ joins the call for a Royal Commission into the abuse of disabled people. After yet another harrowing report on Four Corners the disability community and in particular Disabled People’s Organisations are insistent that the Federal Government address the need for a Royal Commission. The Government’s response to the Senate Inquiry into  the violence, abuse…

Autism groups condemn family violence

20 October 2016 Autism groups condemn family violence Media Release – For immediate distribution Disability organisations and advocates from across the nation have spoken out together to condemn family violence and grieve the death of two autistic children this week. “We are grieving the murder of Elisa and Martin, two autistic children who have lost their childhood and an opportunity…

Autistic Australians unite to call for an end to human rights abuses

For immediate release – Friday 13 November, 2015 Following recent reports of violence against Autistic people, two national Autistic advocacy groups spoke out together today to demand that the human rights of autistic people are upheld in Australia. Katharine Annear, chair of ASAN-AUNZ, states “The bottom line is Autistic rights are human rights and society…

Ban on restraint in Victorian schools welcome. Harm remains unacknowledged. Questions remain.

ASAN AUNZ welcomes the ban on restraint in Victorian Schools however many questions remain unanswered and the harm to Autistic people remains unacknowledged. Why was this ban not already in place? This is the 21st Century not the Dark Ages. Restrictive practices are unlawful and strip people of basic human rights. The ban is welcome but long…

Media Release: Call for equality in funding across the lifespan.

Today Minister Fifield announced another $278,000 for autism early intervention research. ASAN AUNZ believes we need to stop talking about early intervention and need to start talking about the lifespan. The CRC is funded for research across the lifespan but we continuously see that the majority of funding is going into early intervention and causation…