This edition of The Circular has been curated by Fiona Murphy. To close, we’d like to share her essay on how Australia’s migration policy discriminates against people with disabilities. At first glance, the selection criteria may seem fair compared to the racist legislation of previous years. But:
We replaced the White Australia policy with the Able Australia policy. The ableism agenda is not hidden. It sits boldly in the legislation. The Migration Act 1958 is exempt from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Discrimination against disability is entirely lawful. In fact, it is routine.
(Note: this essay will be out from behind the paywall for the next two weeks. Many thanks to the Griffith Review.)