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Sterilization of Girls and Women With Intellectual Disabilities: Past and Present Justifications

This article describes findings from empirical research examining sterilization applications for minors made to the Family Court of Australia between 1992 and 1999.

Subjective Quality of Life of Women with Intellectual Disabilities: The Role of Perceived Control over their Own Life in Self‐determined Behaviour

This paper examines the experiences of women with an intellectual disability. 55 Women with intellectual disabilities were interviewed. They perceived that had lacked control over their lives.

Surviving the assault? The Australian disability movement and the neoliberal workfare state

This article analyses the key areas of struggle for the Australian disability movement during the times of Howard government.

Teaching medical students about children with disabilities in a rural setting in a school

In Australian Medical Schools there is an increasing recognition that hospital placements alone are not able to provide for all facets of a comprehensive education. This article seeks to explore a paediatric placement in a school setting that teaches students about intellectual disability,

The challenge of implementing state disability policy to achieve second generation rights for people with disabilities

This paper draws on the policy implementation literature and uses the Victorian State Disability Plan as an exemplar to explore the tasks, obstacles, tensions and conflicts of implementing disability policy.

The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide

The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide provides guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues for people with cognitive disability in a media context.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (CTH): A Three-Dimensional Approach to Operationalising Human Rights

This article argues that the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), in its ideal operation, could be a powerful tool for social change to empower people with disabilities.

The funding of vocational education and training for students with disabilities

The aim of this study was to investigate how the vocational education and training system currently allocates funds to support students with a disability and what other funding models may provide more effective support.

The High Court and Wrongful Life Claims: How Should It Decide?

This paper analyses whether there is a sound doctrinal basis for recognising wrongful life actions It refers to a claim which was brought by a disabled child who asserts that but for a physician's negligence he or she would not have been born, thereby being spared the suffering of life.

The politics of disability and access: the Sydney 2000 Games experience

The article examines disability and access issues surrounding the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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