Petition to request Murdoch University to stop treating disabled students as second class citizens
Murdoch University (in Perth, Western Australia) was established in 1975. Since then Murdoch University has prided itself on a dedication to social justice and equality, however this is far from the case. One example of this is the School of Psychology's stance on educating students with disabilities. The School of Psychology has repeatedly refused required supports for these students and has labelled them as "not normal" and as "financial burdens". In addition to this the School of Psychology has not allowed any students (who have made their psychological illness common knowledge) entrance into their honours programme. The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) has put this into writing on numerous occasions, however the School of Psychology refused to change their biased standards and acknowledge what has been said by the accreditation body. We believe that all students should have access to the same quality of education.