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Economic marginalisation at the heart of it all

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) and then the NDIS Review have at their heart the profound exclusion of disabled people from the mainstream community
Economic marginalisation at the heart of it all
coins and notes weighted on a scale, with text saying economic marginalisation series

Over the last few months, I’ve written multiple articles, all unpublished so far. Each one has led to another, and then to another, in a weird web of marginalisation. They remained unpublished because each became dependent on the next and I realised, were part of a much bigger piece of work.

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) and then the NDIS Review have at their heart the profound exclusion of disabled people from the mainstream community, but a key reason for that, the lack of money, isn’t as central as I suspect it should be.

This is what I’ve kept coming back to over and over, when writing about the employment recommendations from the DRC, or the foundational supports from the NDIS Review, or about the absence of either in grappling with income support or the why of it all.

And so, because these words continue to come, I’m going to try to pull all this together in a series of who knows how many posts across the two reports.

As I publish them, I’ll link to them here and update this as the main post.

The first post is Poverty isn’t natural.

The second post is Working while disabled.

The third post is about Poverty wages.