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All Means All is the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, working for inclusive education in Australia. Member @inclusionintl @afdooffice
Jun 25 50 tweets 27 min read
#DisabilityRC has released the legal opinion it sought from eminent Int’l Human Rights Law Emeritus Prof @acbyrnes_andrew re Art 24 #CRPD. It concluded Aus is obliged to (1) build an inclusive general education system AND (2) abolish segregation for student with disability 1/ Article 24 of the CRPD obliges States Parties to transition In his expert opinion for #DisabilityRC, Prof Byrnes also confirmed that the interpretation of Article 24 of the #CRPD set out in General Comment No. 4 is “the one that would be reached by the proper application of the accepted rules of treaty interpretation” (p.1). 2/
Jun 12 9 tweets 5 min read
Hi @billshortenmp your comment on #Insiders about more funding for segregated "special" schools fails to recognise disabled people's fight towards phasing out segregation on the basis of disability. Please see DPOs #EndSegregation Position Paper: 1/ It is vital @billshortenmp as #NDIS Minister that you recognise and respect the aspirations of disabled people as expressed by their representative and advocacy organisation and in light with their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. 2/
Oct 16, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read

In closing Maria Scharnke provides the #DisabilityRC her key message:

“Disability is not something that should need to be accommodated for. This sounds ridiculous, but hear me out…

It should be accepted as part of the natural spectrum of human diversity. There should be no need whatsoever to go above & beyond to ensure children with disability have access to an education. Because, there shouldn't be a system, a world, a country or department that perpetuates systematic inequities, inequalities & discrimination.

Oct 15, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Cmr Mason: "There’s been sig. work for last 10yrs on Closing the Gap. Education is always a fundamental area of change. We are in an era of evidence based practice. In your experience, what’s the likelihood of us being able to draw on consistent data across States/ Territories?" Prof. Graham: "We don’t have the data we need to do it properly. It is my fervent hope that this #DisabilityRC can make this [access to data] happen.
Oct 10, 2020 25 tweets 20 min read
While we have great respect for Prof McCallum and his legacy and appreciate this is research paper is an ambitious task of incredibly broad scope, we are surprised by assertions made about Article 24 #CRPD #DisabilityRC @DRC_AU Prof McCallum’s #DisabilityRC paper seeks to provide an overview of complex subject matter requiring deep knowledge of all articles of #CRPD & treaty body jurisprudence that has clarified and elaborated on their meaning in the 15 years since the 2006 adoption of the CRPD @DRC_AU