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Public lectures by Professor Patrick Keyzer, Law School La Trobe University

Professor Patrick Keyzer, Law School La Trobe University presented two public lectures: ‘The Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Hopes, Dreams, Challenges and Prospects’ at the Faculty of Law - University of Indonesia, Jakarta 24 October 2018 and ‘How…

Will people with mental and intellectual disabilities go on a rampage in the election booth as they cast their votes?

Indonesians will go to the polls to elect their President and member of Parliament on April 13 (overseas) and April 17 (in Indonesia). Of the total 193 million eligible voters about 1,247,730 are people with disabilities. Of this number about…

After hosting Asian Para Games, Indonesia should make disability inclusion a priority

Indonesia successfully hosted the Asian Para Games in October. Not only did Indonesian Para athletes break their medal target like their fellow athletes competing in the Asian Games, the event made disability no longer invisible. Athletes from Thailand in action during…

It’s time for Indonesians to say goodbye to the ‘supercrip’

Indonesia has received widespread praise for the successful organisation of the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games. While Indonesia deserved the plaudits it received, the Games also served to highlight outdated attitudes to people with disability. Asian Para Games…

Membuka pintu pendidikan lebih lebar bagi siswa difabel di Indonesia

Hari Disabilitas Internasional yang diperingati setiap 3 Desember bukan hanya untuk mendukung penyandang disabilitas tapi juga hari untuk mengambil tindakan demi memastikan warga difabel mendapatkan haknya. Sebuah kolaborasi Indonesia-Australia meninjau apakah lembaga pendidikan di Indonesia, termasuk lembaga pendidikan Islam, membuka…