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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.

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We are not disposable – disability and the health system during COVID-19

For many disabled people, hospitals are already traumatic places where we are spoken over, invalidated and dehumanised, writes Vanamali Hermans.

Content Warning: This blog post contains descriptions of medical violence, trauma, ableism and death.

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The Stolen Generation And The Disability Royal Commission

3CR’s Gavin Moore interviews Lisa Zammit, CEO of Connecting Home, about disability services for the stolen generation, and recommendations she would like to see from the Disability Royal Commission.

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