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Australian perspectives on disability and social inclusion

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Harvard Law School, The Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308

1563 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge

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Australian perspectives on disability and social inclusion: Australia as a compassionate and just society.

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Join leading experts at four interconnected workshops exploring and critiquing initiatives making headway for persons with disabilities in Australia. Discover and unpack why the current landscape is also causing some disabled populations to experience exclusion and the deprivation of their human rights.

Major changes across a multitude of social policy and program areas in Australia has led to newfound social capital for many persons with disabilities. Namely, the Australian Federal Government’s decision to allocate budget for Royal Commissions, investigating the abuse of older persons and violence against persons with disabilities, has snowballed an evident political and social paradigm shift.

Previously silenced populations have been given a voice through the increased use of supported decision-making initiatives, such as Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Despite these initiatives and social shifts for some disabled populations, other populations continue to experience exclusion and deprivation of their human rights.

Join us at Harvard Law School in a series of free interconnected workshops where American and Australian professionals will explore topics of inclusion in Australia, encouraging the cross-fertilisation of ideas internationally.

Open to everyone, The University of Queensland encourages attendance for any, or all sessions, as guests are welcome to drop in and out throughout the day. Simply register below for catering purposes.

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Session 1: Indigenous Australians with disabilities

Session 2: Children and young people with disabilities who have intersecting vulnerabilities

Session 3: Universal legal capacity and decision making support and protections for persons with disabilities

Session 4: Working and studying in the academy with a disability

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The Committee on Australian Studies at Harvard

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The Harvard Law School Project on Disability

The University of Queensland’s Law School

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