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Our Voice
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They’re denying us a basic human right, and that will never be okay

I eventually won the fight to get the provisions I needed, but the road was convoluted and demeaning, writes Hannah Diviney.

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Our Voice
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Accessible education should be the norm, not the alternative

I don’t think I will ever be able to describe what it meant to me, the first time a teacher asked “What can I do to make this easier for you, to support you?”. That should be the norm, writes Issy Hay.

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Our Voice
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The adventures of the boy who was told he’d never speak

For Year 7, I started at a little school in the NSW outback with an enrolment of 150 students from K-12. At first, there were no problems, then things started to go wrong, writes William McIntosh.

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Our Voice
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Bad medication

A bad experience with medication can leave lasting trauma and close us off to truly helpful and positive use later, writes Ashley Waite.

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