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Policy Progress: How does Australia’s NDIS fare?

By Isabella Royce

Coming into force this July, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act continues to occupy a great deal of the media’s attention. With an emotive introduction to Parliament by Prime Minister Gillard and rare bi-partisan support, the question circling many Australian households is: what is the NDIS? Isabella Royce answers this question and others in her discussion of disability support schemes in Australia and the UK.

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Pushing the Limits

By Sarah Barton

By Sarah Barton. This article is part of our April and May focus on Art and Human Rights. In 2001 my good friend and colleague Greg Dee was appointed Station Manager at Channel 31, the community television station in Melbourne. The station has a licence to broadcast programs that are representative of diverse communities across Melbourne […]

HRAFF Wrap – Mid-Week Review

By Sam Ryan

By Sam Ryan, with Andre Dao, Olivia McMillan, Maya Borom, Oliver Ramsay, Jess O’Callaghan, Laura Jones, Alana Lazdins and Sonia Nair. More of Right Now’s HRAFF coverage, including reviews, interviews and creative responses. The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) has packed up and left Melbourne as it takes an abridged programme around the […]


Reverie exhibition – HRAFF & The Dax Centre

By Laura Jones

By Laura Jones “Reverie describes the uncluttered imagination receptive to processing free-floating thoughts… for some, the creative arts can provide deep personal enrichment during periods of illness by enabling the expression of emotions to overcome feelings of helplessness.” So the Dax Centre introduces its exhibition Reverie, curated from its own collection of works by people […]

Photo of deaf writer Stef Linder

Through Deaf Eyes

By Ross Onley-Zerkel and Stephanie Linder

Earlier this year, five deaf writers presented Through Deaf Eyes at the Melbourne Writers Festival, a unique performance featuring deaf writers telling their stories in Auslan. Developed and directed by the deaf community, this groundbreaking work turns the tables and challenges the conventions, as Auslan interpreters translate this beautifully expressive language back to the audience. […]


Editorial – Disability and Human Rights (October-November 2012)

By Right Now

Throughout October and November 2012, Right Now focused on the theme of Disability and Human Rights in Australia. We begin with David Donaldson’s explanation of the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme, which aims to create a fairer and more efficiency system of disability support. Holly Kendall explores, more broadly, the development of disability rights in […]