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Survey – the way the law responds to people who behave in different ways

08-Mar-2018Survey – the way the law responds to people who behave in different ways

Professor Karpin and Dr O'Connell are both academics at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). They are researching the way that the law responds to people who behave in ways that are viewed by some members of society as challenging, different or difficult. We are talking to a range of people and are particularly interested in hearing about the lived experiences and thoughts of people with disability and their associates. As part of our research we have prepared two online surveys; one for people with disability and one for their associates. Both surveys are approximately 30 minutes long and are focused on how the law affects people one a day to day basis. You can find copies of the surveys (including the Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form) by clinking on the following links: and This research will allow us to consider whether the laws we have are working or whether they need to be changed. We will look at laws that have the effect of protecting or excluding people with disabilities and make suggestions about how they could be improved. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information. Professor Karpin can be contacted on 02 9514 3179 or at, and Dr O’Connell can be contacted on 02 9514 8079 or at

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