If you’ve followed me for long enough, you’ll know how much of a social media fan I am. And it’s not because I finally have an avenue to show off my incredible dance moves* – because it’s finally given a voice to so many people who have been shouting to be heard. You’ve probably heard of the term ‘Cancel Culture’. While it’s been widely reported in the media in recent times, it isn’t necessarily a new concept. Cancel culture refers to the practice of withdrawing support for...
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with
a Disability is approaching its one year
anniversary since public hearings began. Incredibly, every person who has given evidence so
far has done so with full knowledge their identity is being broadcast as well.
When you don’t have the same abilities as others to perform simple tasks – like getting
ready for the day – there are people in the community who willingly step in to help. Finding
the right person requires a lot of trust; so, how can you be sure that person’s abilities,
enthusiasm and dedication match their qualifications?
Having resilience does not eliminate stress or erase life’s difficulties. People who possess resilience
don’t see life through rose-coloured glasses. They still experience every emotion from pain and
anger to grief and disappointment, but their mental outlook allows them to work through these
types of feelings.
Australia’s immigration system is unjust and discriminates against disabled people, frequently excluding
them from living here permanently.
Did you know the Immigration system is exempt from the Disability Discrimination Act? What can we do to change this?
How will our world change after the pandemic?
Will we go back to normal and try to forget all of this ever happened?
Will we just change a few habits and procedures, or will we go further and make big changes we once thought impossible, but now seem both practicable and sensible?
Finding meaningful work can be difficult for anyone, but for people with any type of impairment it is much, much harder.
Employing people with an impairment should make a lot of sense to business, however, this requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities.
30 Foot Drop can help with overcoming that fear.
“The nature and speed of rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the time frames was highly ambitious. While many people with disability have reported excellent experiences, others have expressed frustrations with wait times and complexity of processes.”
A brief excerpt from the 2019 Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act, which has just been released.