The review is edited by Craig Wallace, designed by Artem Nazarchuck with photography by Richard Tuffin.

In this issue, we focus on ‘Choice and Control’ in disability supports and ask whether the market is really starting to respond and deliver more choice and control for people with a disability or whether we are witnessing an unraveling market failure for people with disability in the specialist service sector.

This edition has been sponsored by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and is being launched in conjunction with a paper by ACTCOSS which challenges us to consider whether choice and control is possible in the absence of human rights.

In this edition we feature: reviews by Robert Altamore, Fiona May, Simon Viereck and Colleen Sheen; a feature length scorecard of our progress towards choice and control seven years after the landmark Shut Out Report; vox pops; Choice amidst discrimination – an op-ed with ACTCOSS Director Susan Helyar; and our unique Board game style Choice and Control infographic which invites you to reflect on the reality of systemic barriers and service failures experienced by people with disability everyday mapped against the intent of the UN Convention and other landmark laws, rights and protections instruments.

Canberra Disability Review Vol 3 – PDF

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Canberra Disability Review Vol 3 – MS Word

Choice and Control – The Game! – MS Word

Choice and Control: Strengthening Human Rights, Power and Inclusion for People with Disability (ACTCOSS) –

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People with Disabilities ACT and ACTCOSS will also be holding a joint forum to continue the dialogue called: “Choice and Control: rights and markets – can we get back on track?”

This will be held on Wednesday 14 June from 3-5pm at the Weston Community Hub at 1/6 Gritten St, Weston.  Registrations are limited feel free to rsvp via:

Details of future editions will be released later in 2017. For editorial or advertising queries contact PWD ACT