Mourners pay their respects at a memorial for the dead in Sagamihara
Mourners pay their respects at a memorial for the dead in Sagamihara

This morning’s Canberra Times report about the use of restraints upon disabled people includes horrifying descriptions from a former care worker who says that her job turned her into a “monster” who tied up a disabled young woman on the instructions of the client’s mother.

The CEO of Canberra-based Advocacy for Inclusion, Christina Ryan, describes such abuse as routine and is quoted as contrasting the government's failure to implement last November’s Senate committee recommendation for a royal commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities with Malcolm Turnbull’s swift announcement of a royal commission into abuse at the Don Dale detention centre.