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Title Disability rights and awareness / edited by Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : The Spinney Press, 2010
Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2010
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Description 44 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Issues in society ; v. 316
Healey, Justin. Issues in society ; v. 316
Issues in society ; v. 316
Contents 1. Disability services and support: What is a disability? -- Disability statistics -- The way forward - a new disability policy framework for Australia -- National disability insurance scheme - a possible model -- Shut out: the experience of people with disabilities and their families in Australia -- The nature and impact of caring for family members with a disability in Australia -- 2. Disability discrimination and rights issues: Living with a disability -- Disability inequality in Australia -- Disability discrimination -- Who are people with a disability? -- How is discrimination defined under the Disability Discrimination Act? -- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -- How does the DDA define disability? -- Australia's disability laws need critical review - Disability access standards lauded -- The accessible future - challenges and strategies to get there -- Education rights for children with disabilities - Disability and bullying -- Appropriate language -- Business benefits of employing people with disability -- Our society will be worse off if we reject Down syndrome children -- For all the love, living with disability is hard -- Disability and ethics -- The moral quandary of sterilising a child -- Barring disabled migrants makes Australia the loser -- Justice missing in wrongful life cases
Summary One in five Australians has a disability. Although this figure represents a significant portion of Australia's population, many struggle against direct and indirect discrimination in the form of barriers to basic assistance, services and social inclusion. This book provides an overview of the major disability groups (physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory, neurological, etc.) and their core activity restrictions, and explores a range of issues
Analysis Attitudes
Disabled
Discrimination
Human rights
Legal standing
Legislation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Discrimination against people with disabilities -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- Australia.
Discrimination against people with disabilities.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- Australia.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights.
People with disabilities -- Government policy -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities -- Government policy -- Australia.
People with disabilities -- Government policy -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
People with disabilities -- Services for -- Australia.
Author Healey, Justin, editor
ISBN 9781921507274