Disability Royal Commission Interim Report – Letter to the Editor
I welcome the Disability Royal Commission’s interim report on its first 15 months of operations.
There are many lessons to be learnt from the evidence shared with the Royal Commission by people whose lives have been impacted by violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Australia’s all abilities battle of the bands goes onlineFor the first time ever on International Day of People with Disability (3 Dec), Endeavour Foundation’s all abilities Battle of the Bands is going live to the world – online.
Battle of the Bands has been a live music event for nearly a decade, with performers taking to the stage at locations including The J in Noosa and Brisbane’s iconic Eatons Hill Hotel.
Endeavour Foundation’s $35m to build brighter futures
Queenslanders with disability will gain access to more independent living options, thanks to Endeavour Foundation’s $35million investment in accessible housing.
Results of the 2020 Elected Director Elections
One nomination was received for the single position open for election this year, so the nominee was elected unopposed. The re-elected Director will serve for a term of 3 years commencing from the close of the Annual General Meeting being held on Monday 23 November.
Willow and Ann Marie
For the second time in two months, hearts are breaking around Australia at the news that a person with disability has died, allegedly after a prolonged period of neglect and abuse in their own home.
Talking about taboos is the first step to change
None of us like to hear difficult things.
But for people with intellectual disability, one of the greatest barriers to inclusion comes from the negative attitudes and stigmatising beliefs that persist in society.