In The Media | 8 April 2015

Graeme Innes says ‘appalling’ cage practice not one-off, calls for inquiry on education of children with disabilities

In the wake of revelations an autistic Canberra student was confined in a cage-like structure, former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes says such abuses are widespread and has called for a broad inquiry into the treatment of children with disabilities in the nation’s schools.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten immediately backed Mr Innes’ call, declaring: “we cannot assume this is a one off case“.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald