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Disability rights for children

Disabled children have the same rights to education and other services as other kids. Learn more about disability rights and where to seek assistance.

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Parental rights and finances

Parents have rights in regards to workplace issues, parental leave, discrimination and breastfeeding. Financial assistance and benefits are also available.

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Disability and chronic illness

Children with disabilities are protected by law, have the same rights as children and may be also eligible for financial assistance and other support.

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Anti-discrimination laws in Australia | Raising Children Network

Find out how Australian anti-discrimination laws protect your child with disability. This guide also explains how to make a discrimination complaint.

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Refugees and asylum seekers: Supporting recovery from trauma

Globally around 24 million people are refugees or displaced persons fleeing war, conflict and discrimination. Around one third of these are children and adolescents, and 10% are less than 5 years of age. Infants and children are amongst the most vulnerable in situations of war and conflict.

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Breastfeeding in public - your legal rights | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Controversy over breastfeeding in some public places may imply that breastfeeding is unnatural, undesirable or even illegal. Nothing could be further from the truth.The law protects your right to breastfeed anywhere, any time. Under the federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984 it is illegal in Australia to discriminate against a person either directly or indirectly on the grounds of breastfeeding.

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Law & rights for children with disability | Raising Children Network

Here you’ll find information on disability rights and anti-discrimination law in Australia, as well as resources to help you find disability services.

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Working through Pregnancy

COPE's purpose is to prevent and improve the quality of life of those living with emotional and mental health problems that occur prior to and within the perinatal period.

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Disability law in Australia | Raising Children Network

Disability law protects the rights of your child with disability. This plain English guide explains Australia’s main disability laws and how they help you.

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Supporting same-sex families: communities | Raising Children Network

When families feel supported and like they belong, children do well. You can support rainbow families and their children by being inclusive and respectful.

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