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Latest news on the Baby Gammy Special Appeal Fund

16 May 2015

Down Syndrome Australia shares the concerns expressed recently by Hands Across the Water at the Farnell family attempting to access the funds held in the Baby Gammy Special Appeal Fund.

BSWAT continues despite contravening the Disability Discrimination Act

8 May 2015

Down Syndrome Australia condemns the decision by the Australian Human Rights Commission to grant the Australian Government a further four month exemption to allow Australian Disability Enterprises to continue to pay workers under the discriminatory Business Services Wage Assessment Tool.

Call for submissions - UN

4 May 2015

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar (from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) is seeking submissions for a study on the rights of persons with disabilities to social protection.