Disability Royal Commission: have your say

The Australian Commonwealth Government has announced plans to commence a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Royal Commission will focus on what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and respond to, violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.  The Commonwealth Government is seeking…

Food feeds my soul

Image source: Kate Swaffer 2019 For me, exceptional food is almost as good for my soul as being with my best friends. I recently had the chance to spend time with two people whom I love dearly, and are truly special and loyal adopted family; I was also able to share a meal with one…

Person Centred Planning for Death

Image source: Kate Swaffer Recently, there has been an online discussion somewhere on Facebook (I can’t find it to refer to it) about what needs to go into what in Australia, we call “Advance Care Directives” (updated from Advanced since being indirectly corrected via twitter). I have had a legal will, and both a legal…