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Living in the shadow of disability

Oct. 20, 2016, 11:21 a.m.

Roughly 3% of all Australians have an intellectual disability yet they are rarely truly welcome in mainstream society. Send them to work in a sheltered workshop, because surely that is good enough, we seem to say.


How the Sitcom ‘Speechless’ Understands Families Like Mine

Oct. 19, 2016, 12:43 p.m.

“Speechless” is a classic domestic comedy — yes, a comedy — centered on a 16-year-old named JJ DiMeo who has cerebral palsy, can’t speak and uses an alternative-communication device to express himself.


Cricket Australia, CommBank make landmark investment

Oct. 19, 2016, 12:40 p.m.

Women’s cricket, Australia’s Indigenous players and players with a disability are the big winners after Cricket Australia and Commonwealth Bank announced a record investment today in Sydney.


Disability groups back targets to boost lagging employment rates

Oct. 13, 2016, 10:41 a.m.

Some of the country's biggest corporations have been coming under fire during the current annual general meetings season for linking lucrative CEO and executive bonuses to non-financial targets for diversity, sustainability and culture.


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