06
MAR
2014

Partners in Recovery – new Strategic Leadership Panel announced

Lifeline Partners in Recovery has announced the Darling Downs and South West Queensland Strategic Leadership Panel to assist in the work it is doing in developing creative approaches towards supporting people in our region with persistent and complex mental health issues. Our CEO is a
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11
FEB
2014

Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies

The Australian Human Rights Commission Report, Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies is now available on line at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/equal-law The Report focuses on people with disabilities who need communication supports or who have comple
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06
FEB
2014

Human Rights Commission Justice Report finds disabled not equal before the law

Nance Haxton reported this story on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 18:26:00 Listen to MP3 of this story ( minutes) Alternate WMA version | MP3 download MARK COLVIN: The Human Rights Commission is preparing to hand down a damning report finding that disabled people are unequal before the la
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27
JAN
2014

Disability Law Project

TASC’s Disability Law Project highlights the need for representation and advocacy for those vulnerable clients who might not qualify for Legal Aid funding, or for those who might otherwise ‘slip through the cracks’ unnoticed and unsupported.  An example is the case of our client, SC,
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07
JAN
2014

Concerns discrimination against disabled widespread and varied in Australia’s justice system

Nance Haxton reported this story on Thursday, January 2, 2014 08:04:00 Listen to MP3 of this story ( minutes) Alternate WMA version | MP3 download TONY EASTLEY: Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner is concerned that too many of the state’s top lawmakers are u
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04
SEP
2013

National Rural Law and Justice Alliance Council

TASC is committed to ensuring equity in the  provision of law and justice for rural Australians in its role on the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance Council. The Alliance was formed to achieve justice and equity in the provision of legal system services and outcomes for all rura
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01
SEP
2013

Mental Health Association Australia

The Mental Health Association Australia is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation that:   o    Raises awareness about and promotes mental well-being o    Promotes skills and activities, both online and in public space to maintain good mental health o    Provides support to
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01
SEP
2013

Disability Discrimination Commissioner turns spotlight on the justice system

Simon Lauder reported this story on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 The Federal Government has commissioned the inquiry to consider whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks stop disabled people exercising their rights. Mr Innes told Simon Lauder that people with disabilities too often
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01
SEP
2013

What’s happening in South Australia in the criminal justice system for people with disability

The South Australian Government is committed to improving the criminal justice system for people with disability, whether they be victims, witnesses or those accused of a crime.Read all about it below http://www.agd.sa.gov.au/initiatives/disability-justice-plan/discussion-paper-improv
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01
SEP
2013

Inquiry reveals disabled people are failed by justice system

An inquiry has found that the South Australian justice system is failing people with intellectual disabilities. A parliamentary report just tabled, found the current system left disabled people more vulnerable to abuse, from their dealings with police to the courts. The report made ei
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