Kate Eastman on disability issues in #auslaw and across society
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, leading Australian human rights lawyer Kate Eastman SC talks about her experience as counsel assisting in the ongoing Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Tune in to hear about the issues that led to the establishment of the royal commission, how the hearings process has been impacted by the pandemic, and how the forced implementation of technology has affected access for people with different disabilities.
Kate shares her perception of how well Australia’s legal profession supports people with disability, explains how small, well-intentioned ableist comments can be an impediment to inclusion and equal opportunity, and reflects on whether a post-pandemic landscape will better suit lawyers with disabilities.
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