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It is vitally important that the voices of people with disability are prioritised during the Disability Royal Commission. Pieces written or produced by members of the public with disability can be found here.

The blog posts do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of People with Disability Australia (PWDA). Blog posts are contributed by individual people with disability in response to our call for pitches, and lightly edited by our Communications team. PWDA disclaims any liability for the accuracy and sufficiency of the information in these blog posts, excluding any editor’s notes that may be added.

Our Voice
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I just wanted a job!

Industrial laws and practices favour people who can work a 40 hour week, every week, between particular set hours. Those who require more flexibility are often overlooked, even though they can get the job done perfectly well – just not in the usual 9-5 fashion.

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Paid writing opportunity for people with disability

Are you a person with disability, and/or part of the Deaf community? Do you have something to say about any of the issues raised by the Disability Royal Commission, or any topic you believe it should be investigating? We want to hear from you!

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My experiences have taught me not to trust the police

Content warning: References to domestic violence, police brutality, sexual assault, drinking, racism and involuntary sectioning in a psychiatric ward.

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First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system – part 2

Marisa Sposaro (Doin’ Time, 3CR) interviews Peta MacGillivray (Social Policy and Research, UNSW Sydney) on First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system.

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