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'When K. arrives at the unnamed village in Kafka’s The Castle, the village is ‘deep in snow’ (3). The hill on which the Castle stands is ‘hidden, veiled in mist and darkness’ (3). There isn’t even ‘a glimmer of light to show that a castle was there’ (3). K. stands on a wooden bridge that leads into the village, ‘gazing into the illusory emptiness above him’ (3). The snow and dark winter trail K. through the narrative as he encounters people in the village. Most of the denizens are obfuscatory, and none can give him clear advice on how to reach the Castle. • • •

'In July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) becomes available in Brisbane. Administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) it will, according to the NDIS website, ‘provide all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life’ (‘What is the NDIS?’). It stemmed from a 2010 Productivity Commission inquiry into a long-term disability care and support scheme. In 2013, NDIS legislation was passed and the NDIS Act 2013 was created. Pilot studies were conducted for three years, then the national rollout began on 1st July 2016.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly DisAbility; Online Special Issue; Speicial Issue : DisAbility vol. Special Issue no. 9 2019 16865993 2019 periodical issue 'As a writer and academic with a long-standing disability, I was both delighted and apprehensive at the thought of acting as editor for a collection of works themed on disability. Delighted, as the voices of disability have historically been under-represented and under-valued. Apprehensive, because these voices have traditionally been muted or warped by existing socio-cultural beliefs and expectations. I wanted to handle the material with a light touch; treat the experiences of the writers with respect; suspend my own attitudes and opinions around disability within a group of voices that brimmed with embodied knowledge and creativity' (Josephine Taylor Editorial introduction) 2019 pg. 49-58
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