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  1. 7 September 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction

    A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.

  2. Podcast31 August 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Discrimination in the classroom

    Dr Shiralee Poed discusses improving teaching for children with disabilities, the My School website and why all students deserve to go to their local school.

  3. 18 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability

    People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.

  4. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    How attitudes disable

    Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.

  5. 27 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Fighting for disabled people’s health

    The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.

  6. 23 May 2017 - Public Affairs

    Can the NDIS deliver?

    A University of Melbourne report evaluates the progress of the NDIS so far, suggesting it may inadvertently exacerbate the inequities it was designed to solve.

  7. Podcast23 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Disabling ableism

    University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.

  8. 24 April 2017 - Inside Business

    A new approach to disability in the workplace

    While people with disabilities can still face discrimination when job-seeking, University of Melbourne experts say some employers value a diverse workforce.

  9. 19 December 2016 - Inside Business

    Making workplace laws work for those with disabilities

    A new approach to welfare-to-work programs should make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment, but women continue to face added disadvantage.

  10. 13 October 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Specialised skills key to helping deaf students thrive

    The rise of inclusive education shows the need for qualified Teachers of the Deaf to support hearing-impaired students, their teachers and the school community