Australia under the spotlight in Human Rights Watch World Report 2015

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THE DANGERS OF BEING DISABLED

The report notes the Australian Human Rights Commission found last April that Australians with disabilities have inadequate safeguards and poor access to services.

Forty-five per cent also live below the poverty line and are at an increased risk or violence or prison.

Australians with a disability are at a greater risk than other Australians, the report wa

Australians with a disability are at a greater risk than other Australians, the report warns. Source: Supplied

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from http://www.news.com.au/national/australi...

 


 

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3. Disability Rights

A shocking forty-five per cent of Australians with disabilities live near or below the poverty line, according to the report, and a Human Rights Commission inquiry found inadequate safeguards and poor access to support.

Despite this, the Coalition government abolished the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner shortly after coming to office, and have moved to push people off the higher paying Disability Support Pension.

In a blow for advocacy in the field, activist and comedian Stella Young passed away late last year,a short time after the ABC axed Ramp Up, a website dedicated to news and opinion for and from the disability community.

Oh, and Scott Morrison is now the Minister for Social Services.

from https://newmatilda.com/2015/02/01/human-...