New Resource: Learning at home during a time of crisis: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE) has developed a new resource ‘Learning at home during a time of crisis: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)’.  This resource has been developed to help parents support their children while schools are pupil free or closed in these uncertain times.  This resource is to assist children and young people with disability … Continue reading New Resource: Learning at home during a time of crisis: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

New national education policy ignores students with disability – again

12 December 2019 We needed to have a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to investigate the failure of education systems to provide inclusive education and address segregation, discrimination, violence and abuse for students with disability. Yet the new Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration endorsed by all Australian Education … Continue reading New national education policy ignores students with disability – again

Disability Royal Commission – General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE) has developed a set of FAQs to support the community in understanding various aspects of the Disability Royal Commission. The responses included in this document are from publicly available information included on the Royal Commission website. We will update this document from time to time as more information … Continue reading Disability Royal Commission – General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Disability Royal Commission – Education and Learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Education and learning is a key area of inquiry for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). The right to education is not only a right of every child and young person with disability, but it is also critical to in achieving social transformation for people … Continue reading Disability Royal Commission – Education and Learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It’s a wrap- First hearing of the Disability Royal Commission on Inclusive Education

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation held its first hearing in Townsville from 4-7th November 2019, on the topic of education, at this early stage focusing on the theme of inclusive education policy and practice in the State of Queensland and educational neglect of students with disability in the education system. The … Continue reading It’s a wrap- First hearing of the Disability Royal Commission on Inclusive Education

Media Release: The right to inclusive education must not be contested by the Disability Royal Commission at the first hearing commencing in Townsville today

Download or print PDF. Today marks a historic day with the commencement of the first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability on education and learning. For too long the rights of people with disability to inclusive education have been contested in this country, and misguided … Continue reading Media Release: The right to inclusive education must not be contested by the Disability Royal Commission at the first hearing commencing in Townsville today

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I pledge my support for the goal and principles of inclusive education as a fundamental human right of every person, and will work towards an inclusive education system and the elimination of barriers and discrimination against children and young people with disabilities in education and in society as a whole.