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The disability royal commission recommended providers offer redress to people who experience harm while in their care. But reparations for past harms were not addressed.
Education segregation could continue for Australia’s young people for at least another generation – and possibly longer – in light of the disability royal commission recommendations.
The disability royal commission has heard from thousands of people with disability and their families. But the response must involve everyone.
The former prime minister, who was excoriated by the commission, was unrepentant, giving no ground on any of the criticisms Commissioner Catherine Holmes made of him in her report.
Bill Shorten said on Friday he had “conflicting emotions” when he read Holmes’ recommendation on this, and Anthony Albanese said he did, too.
Welfare advocates in this country can now forcefully critique any government program that trades on stigma or vulnerability and ignores real-life suffering.
In a swingeing indictment of the scheme, the commission says: “Robodebt was a crude and cruel mechanism, neither fair nor legal, and it made many people feel like criminals.”
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Twitter activists played a key role in the robodebt scandal, driving social pressure to end the unlawful welfare scheme.
Former Minister for Human Services Stuart Robert during hearings for the robodebt royal commission.
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Beware those who offer ‘cultural’ fixes and non-binding reassurances. The government shouldn’t fall back on the very institutions that never fully acted until a royal commission.
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Tara Calaby’s novel peeps into the interior lives of women in a 19th-century asylum and uses her historical imagination to generate new knowledge.
As an investment bank, commodities trader and operator of toll roads, Australia’s Macquarie Group has inserted itself into most of our lives. A new book outlines some of the questionable tactics that took it to the top.
My new report for the royal commission examines why the practice of income averaging is so problematic.
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Robodebt should never again be framed as a technological glitch or a legal oversight. It was the active and direct exploitation of people’s vulnerability.
When we value and respect people with disability, they are less likely to be subjected to harm.
Alan Tudge in Question Time.
The unexpected contest will be a major test for opposition leader Peter Dutton, who is particularly unpopular in Victoria.
Many have looked to Victoria to gauge what a multi-billion-dollar government commitment to family violence reform can deliver.
It was vintage Morrison, as he gave evidence on a scandal that involved appalling treatment of people wrongfully pursued in the name of the “integrity” of the welfare system
Reports of barriers facing Indigenous people with disability in remote communities are not new. Let’s stop relying on old excuses.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society Senior Deputy Editor, Justin Bergman
A royal commission of inquiry would take the politics out of assessing New Zealand’s pandemic response – and help safeguard future generations.