Understanding of why it is so important for Willow Court to become a Site of Conscience

Hi all,

In creating understanding of why it is so important for Willow Court to become a Site of Conscience I think we should have more information about the history of  deinstutionalisation, starting with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1947 (http://www.un.org/events/humanrights/2007/hrphotos/declaration%20_eng.pdf), the Australian (http://www.wwda.org.au/govtdisoverview.htm) and Tasmanian Government legislation (http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/disability/disability_services_act_consultation_on_draft_bill) that recognised the rights of people with disabilities, and the movement within Tasmania to support deinstitutionalisation.  All of this history is very important to the call for Willow Court to become a Site of Conscience, but may not be understood in the wider community.

Anne Salt

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